Check it out: Recovery.gov -- the federal government's web site for "providing easy access to data related to Recovery Act spending" -- has a map function that lets you see where stimulus money is going locally.
As it happens, recovery money has ended up in a lot of spots in the Capital Region. Some of the places you'd probably expect -- some you might not. A few examples from dots on the map:
- HVCC - $3.3 million in grants through the Department of Education
- Web development firm Twin Technologies - a $700,000 loan from the Small Business Administration as part of a program that provides small businesses with financing they couldn't obtain in the private marketplace.
- Arizona Pizza in Clifton Park - a $950,000 loan from that same SBA program.
New York State's reported recovery money total is now more than $13 billion, according to the site.
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