Governor Cuomo Launches Upstate Revitalization Initiative and Round V of Regional Councils

Finger Lakes

Regional Economic Development Councils - Finger Lakes

Upcoming FLREDC Meetings

Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council Meeting
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Monroe Community College
Monroe A and B
1000 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623

***Registration is closed. Please feel free to join us at the Regional Council Meeting. You will just need to sign in when you arrive. Thank you.

2015 FLREDC Work Plan (Schedule)

Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI)

Click here to learn more about Governor Cuomo’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI)

Public Comment Period – Open on August 19th:

To submit a project for consideration for funding by the URI use the CFA portal link below and use this button within the CFA system:

 use this button within the CFA system

NOTE: There is no deadline for submitting URI applications using the CFA portal and projects will be reviewed by the FLREDC as they are received.

Consolidated Funding Application (CFA)

Use the icon link below to access the CFA web portal to see what State funding programs are available for your organization.

CFA Round V closed on 7/31/2015

CFA application link

NOTE: Some program offerings are available year-round with a rolling application window and no deadline, including the Excelsior Jobs tax credit program and the Recharge NY power allocation program.

2015 Call for Priority Projects

(Former FLREDC Letters of Interest)

In advance of submitting an official CFA, the FLREDC is also accepting requests for priority project consideration. You are encouraged to complete this optional Priority Project Request Form which will help you engage with the FLREDC stakeholders and workgroups.

NOTE: This replaces the former “Letter of Interest” as of May 2015. If you have already submitted an LOI in 2015, you do not need to also submit a Priority Project Request form, as that information will be transferred.

The Finger Lakes REDC

In 2010 Forbes rated Rochester as the 3rd best place to raise a family.

Named for the 11 long, narrow lakes through the southern counties, the Finger Lakes also includes the City of Rochester, the third largest city in New York State. In 2010 Forbes rated Rochester as the 3rd best place to raise a family.

New York's largest wine-producing region with more than 100 wineries and vineyards.

Rochester is an international center of higher education, medical and technological development, with acclaimed universities such as the University of Rochester and the Rochester Institute of Technology as well as major corporations such as Xerox, Kodak and Bausch & Lomb. Outside the Rochester area, agriculture (especially dairy farming) is an important economic driver.

The Finger Lakes, besides being a popular tourist destination, is also New York's largest wine-producing region with more than 100 wineries and vineyards.

Vision for Accelerating our Transformation

The Finger Lakes region will accelerate its transformation to a diverse, knowledge-based economy by building on strengths that include renewable natural resources, a talented and highly educated workforce, a historic commitment to innovation and philanthropy, leadership as the state's top agricultural region, international recognition as a center for optics and photonics, and national leadership in per capita intellectual property and degrees in higher education. We will expand a successful history of collaboration between public and private institutions to optimize our region's performance in advanced manufacturing, the arts, tourism, and basic and applied research in medicine, science, engineering, and technology. Through these efforts, we seek to become a national leader in innovation and commercialization with the long-term goals of increasing job creation at a rate that exceeds national levels and enhancing the region's quality of life to attract and retain business and our citizens.

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Finger Lakes at a Glance (2011 Presentation)

Finger Lakes Region In Depth

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