Regional Economic Development Councils 2014 Awards Ceremony

Western New York

2014 Progress Report



Next Regional Council Meeting

Wednesday February 4th, 2015

Finishing Trades Institute of WNY & CNY
585 Aero Drive Cheektowaga, New York
2:00PM to 4:00PM
Please RSVP Here

CFA Letters of Interest
In advance of submitting an official CFA, the WNYREDC is accepting "Letters of Interest" (LOI). You are encouraged to complete this optional, pre-application form that will help you engage with the WNYREDC members and partners.

Craft Beverage Grant Programs

Promotional Funds to Further Raise the Profile of New York's Beverage Producers. Click to learn more

Grants Gateway for Not-For-Profits

All not-for-profits must be prequalified through Grants Gateway to receive State funds. Click to learn more

New Farmers Grant Fund

Assistance to new and early stage farmers and encourage farming as a career path to sustain and grow agribusiness. Click to learn more.

Assistance available for small and mid-sized manufacturing companies

Consultations with FuzeHub representatives are free of charge.
Click HERE for more information!
  • Smart Growth Initiatives in Western New York

    • Buffalo Green Code: City of Buffalo Land Use Plan to guide physical development over the next 20 years, and a new Zoning Ordinance designed to promote investment by simplifying the development process.

    • Metropolitan Transportation Plan: Buffalo Niagara 2050: The regions next Metropolitan Transportation Plan guided by the Greater Buffalo-Niagara Transportation Council

    • NYSERDA Cleaner Greener Communities Program: Regional Sustainability Plan sponsored by NYSERDA

    • One Region Forward: Strategy to create & implement a federally recognized Regional Plan for Sustainable Development within Erie & Niagara Counties

    • PUSH Blue: Intensive effort to combat combined sewer overflow through the completion of 25 green infrastructure projects in the PUSH Green Development Zone over the next two years, to include rain gardens, green roofs, bios wails and catchment systems.

    • UB 2020: Far-reaching plan for the University at Buffalo to continue to grow as a world-class public research university

  • Workforce Development Initiatives in Western New York

    • Dream It, Do It Western New York: Connects manufacturers with skilled and trained laborers, links students to educational resources, and hosts presentations/events geared toward students exploring careers in technology and manufacturing.

    • Say Yes to Education, Inc.: National non-profit committed to increasing high school and college graduation rates for inner-city youth by providing support to at-risk children and their families.

  • Tourism Initiatives in Western New York

    • Path through History: New York State heritage tourism program designed to guide travelers to unique historic & cultural sites. Read the Strategy for Heritage Tourism in Western New York Vision Plan here

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