Central New York Regional Economic Development Council

The CNY REDC is committed to the vitality and economic development of Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga and Oswego Counties.

$175 Million Workforce Develoment Fund: Apply Now!

Awarded CFA projects will support strategic efforts that meet businesses’ short-term workforce needs, long-term industry needs, improve talent pipelines, enhance the flexibility and adaptability of workforce entities, and provide workforce training.

Consolidated Funding Application (CFA)

As part of Governor Cuomo’s transformative plan to improve the state’s economic development model, a NYS Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) has been created that will streamline and expedite the grant application process.

Attend Our Next Regional Council Meeting

April 22, 2020
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Syracuse National Veterans Resource Center
100 Waverly Ave
Syracuse, NY 13210

Read Our 2019-2020 Regional Progress Report

Learn about the exciting progress our region has made over the past year. The 2019-2020 Progress Report highlights our region's success in our priority areas, along with our plans for addressing statewide priorities into the future.

New Market Tax Credits Workshop

Interested in learning more about New Market Tax Credits in New York State? Join us for a workshop on April 1, 2020. RSVP using the link below.

Governor Cuomo Launches Ninth Round of Regional Economic Development Council Competition

Round IX Will Award More Than $750 Million Across All 10 REDC Regions

SUNY Oswego President Deborah Stanley Name New CNY REDC Co-Chair

The Central New York Regional Economic Development Council (CNYREDC) today announced that Deborah F. Stanley, President of the State University of New York at Oswego, has been appointed Co-Chair of the Council. Stanley succeeds Dr. Danielle Laraque-Arena.

Federal Opportunity Zone Program

New York State is participating in the new Opportunity Zone community development program, offered through the Tax Cuts and Job Acts of 2017. The federal program encourages private investment in low-income urban and rural communities.

Central New York Regional Economic Development Council (REDC)

CNY REDC is a key component of Gov. Cuomo's transformative approach to State investment and economic development. We are a public-private partnership made up of local stakeholders, who have helped our region secure over $615 million in state funding.

Central New York Reports

A primary role of the CNY REDC is to create a regional strategic plan and provide a written update every year. Learn more about Central New York strategies and progress below. Click here to access all of the Central New York progress reports.

  • 2019 Central NY Progress Report Cover
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2019 Central New York Progress Report

  • CNY 2018 Progress Report Cover
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    Central New York 2018 Progress Report

  • Cover of the 2017 Central New York REDC Progress Report
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    Central New York REDC 2017 Progress Report

    This report outlines the the many accomplishments CNY has acheived through the REDC Initiative. I
  • Cover of the 2015 CNY Rising Plan
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    Central New York Rising 2015 URI Plan

    2015 Central New York Rising URI Plan
  • Strategic Plans/Reports

    2016 Central New York Progress Report

  • Strategic Plans/Reports

    2015 Central New York Progress Report

  • Strategic Plans/Reports

    2014 Central New York Progress Report

  • Strategic Plans/Reports

    2013 Central New York Progress Report

  • Strategic Plans/Reports

    2012 Central New York Progress Report

GENIUS NY Announces Winner of Round II

GENIUS NY Announces Winner of Round II

On April 9, 2018 GENIUS NY, a year-long business accelerator focused on Unmanned Aerial Systems software, hardware, and analytics, awarded investments as part of the program’s second round during an...

Downtown Revitalization Initiative

The Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) is a comprehensive approach to boosting local economies by transforming communities into vibrant neighborhoods where the next generation of New Yorkers will want to live, work and raise a family. In its fourth year, the program will invest $100 million into 10 additional downtown neighborhoods across the state. Each of the State's ten Regional Economic Development Councils (REDCs) will solicit applications and choose one downtown that is ripe for revitalization and has the potential to become a magnet for redevelopment, business, job creation, greater economic and housing diversity, and opportunity.

Applications for the fourth round must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019.



CNY DRI Round 1 (2016): City of Oswego (Oswego County)

CNY DRI Round 2 (2017): City of Cortland (Cortland County)

CNY DRI Round 3 (2018): City of Auburn (Cayuga County)

Downtown Cortland
Downtown Cortland

Public Meetings

See meeting notices and read meeting notes for the Central NY REDC

Prior SIAT Presentations

See the annual presentation of the CNY REDC’s progress report.

Past CFA Awards

View past CFA awards Ceremonies for Central New York

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James Fayle, Regional Director