Governor Cuomo announces Jeff Belt will serve as WNY REDC Co-Chair

Western New York

2014 Progress Report



Next Regional Council Meeting
Click here for notes from the last Council meeting on February 4, 2015 at the Finishing Trades Institute of Western & Central New York -- 2012 WNY REDC Priority Project.
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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.
CFA 2014 Regional Economic Development Council Awards
Click here to view 2014 NYS CFA Awards information.

Programs & Opportunities

Assistance available for small & mid-sized manufacturing companies. Click to learn more

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

NY Prize Community Grid Competition

NYSERDA & the Governor's Office of Storm Recovery have up to $40 Million available towards the development of community microgrids. Click to learn more.

  • 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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