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CREDC Documents

Workforce Development Initiative

The Workforce Development Initiative (WDI) will invest $175 million through a newly created Consolidated Funding Application (CFA), targeted to workforce investments. The awarded CFA projects will support strategic regional efforts that meet businesses’ short-term workforce needs, long-term industry needs, improve regional talent pipelines, enhance the flexibility and adaptability of local workforce entities, and expand workplace learning opportunities. Focus will be on regionally significant industries in emerging fields with growing demands for jobs, including those in clean energy, life sciences, computer science, and advanced technologies. Funds will also support efforts to improve the economic security of women, young workers, and other populations that face significant barriers to career advancement.

Project plans and applications are now being accepted. Find out more:


  • 2022 Capital Region Progress Report Cover
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2022 Capital Region Progress Report

  • Capital Region 2021 Annual Report Book Cover
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2021 Capital Region Progress Report

  • 2019 Capital Region Progress Report Cover
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2019 Capital Region Progress Report

  • Capital Region 2018 Progress Report Cover
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    Capital Region 2018 Progress Report

  • Strategic Plans/Reports

    2017 Capital Region Progress Report

    Learn more about the Capital Region’s 2017 strategies, priorities and progress.
  • Strategic Plans/Reports

    2015 Capital Region URI Plan

    Learn more about the Capital Region's Upstate Revitalization Initiative plan.
  • Strategic Plans/Reports

    2016 CREDC Progress Report

  • Strategic Plans/Reports

    2011 Capital Region Strategic Plan

Downtown Revitalization Initiative

New York State's Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) is transforming downtown neighborhoods into vibrant communities where the next generation of New Yorkers will want to live work and raise families.

CR DRI Round 1 (2016): City of Glens Falls (Warren County)

CR DRI Round 2 (2017): City of Hudson (Columbia County)

CR DRI Round 3 (2018): City of Albany (Albany County)

CR DRI Round 4 (2019): City of Schenectady (Schenectady County)

Glens Falls city overhead
South Street in the City of Glens Falls 2016 DRI Award Winner (Warren County) is a regional hot spot for business by day and entertainment at night.


Learn about the economic developments and events in the Capital Region.

CREDC Public Meetings

Read meeting notes and see meeting notices for the Capital Region REDC.

Past CFA Awards

View past CFA awards ceremonies for the Capital Region.

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Michael Yevoli, Regional Director