Cuomo to Make Economic Development Announcement in Niagara Falls

September 18, 2013 Updated Sep 19, 2013 at 9:36 AM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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September 18, 2013 Updated Sep 19, 2013 at 9:36 AM EDT

Niagara Falls, NY (WKBW) - Governor Cuomo is heading to Niagara Falls on Thursday to make an announcement related to the economy.

The Governor's office is not saying much about what Cuomo will touch on, only releasing that it will be related to economic development in the Niagara Falls area.

The Niagara Gazette reports that Cuomo's visit is believed to be related to the Hamister Hotel project.

A deal between the Niagara Falls City Council and the project's leader looked unlikely until just a few days ago.

Talks between Council Member Bob Anderson, Empire State Development and Governor Cuomo's office swayed a vote in favor of the project.

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster even credited Cuomo with saving the project.

He said after the City Council tabled the $25-million dollar hotel deal in July, the project was 99-percent off, until Governor Cuomo stepped in.

Back on September 6th, Dyster told Eyewitness News "(Cuomo) was going to urge all the stake holders who have had the opportunity to move this thing forward and get it done."

The exact details about Cuomo's message in relation to the Hamister Hotel remain unclear, but his message is expected to be positive.

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