Mohawk Valley

Regional Economic Development Councils - Mohawk Valley

Upcoming Regional Council Meetings

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    Mohawk Valley Community College
    Rome Campus, Dining and Community Hall in the Plumley Science and Technology Complex
    1101 Floyd Ave
    Rome, NY 13440

    Register Here
    Directions to Campus
    Map of Campus

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    Fulton Montgomery County Community College Theater
    located in the Visual Arts and Communications Building
    2805 State Hwy 67
    Johnstown, New York 12095

    Register Here
    Directions to Campus
    Map of Campus

Restore New York Communities Initiative

On September 15, application and related materials will become available online. The intent to apply deadline is Friday, October 13, 2017, and applications are due by Friday, December 15, 2017. Workshops will be held:

  • Monday, September 25
    Proctors GE Theatre
    432 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305
    Parking garage located at 220 Broadway

  • Monday, September 26
    Monroe Community College
    Warshof Conference Center, Empire Room
    1000 E Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14623
    Parking available in Lot N

  • Friday, September 29
    Hofstra University
    David S. Mack Student Center, Multipurpose Room
    1000 Fulton Ave., Hempstead, NY 11549
    Parking available in East Circle Lot

Additionally, for those unable to attend any of the sessions, a live webinar will take place on Monday, September 25 at 10 a.m. To register, please contact ESD at

Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) Round II

Applications due by Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Boilermaker Road Race Eagle Mills Mohawk Valley Community College Air Force Research Laboratories, Rome The Carrot Barn, Schoharie Valley Farms Corbin Hill Farms, Schoharie County Downtown Amsterdam Fulton-Montgomery Community College FMCC clean room Talgo Hotel Street Conceptual Plan, Bagg’s Square F.X. Matt Brewery, Utica Mohawk Valley Nano Canal Griffiss International Airport, Rome Saranac Thursdays SUNY Cobleskill Cooperstown FAGE USA Greek Yogurt Plant Feldmeier Equipment National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Mohawk Overlook, Amsterdam MVCC Billboard Marcy Nanocenter Rendering Strand Theatre, Old Forge Nano Utica Ocean Blue Rooftop Restaurant - Utica Landmarc Project Saranac Brewery, Utica Unmanned Systems, Griffiss International Airport Utica College Utica Comets Utica Memorial and Facade Renovations - Utica


MV500 Project

(December 11, 2014) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $13.6 million for 44 projects in regions around the State that will help businesses expand and succeed, improve public facilities, and create jobs. The Community Renewal Funds (CRF) were made available to five of Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC): Mohawk Valley, Southern Tier, Western New York, Mid-Hudson, and the North Country. Together, the projects will create approximately 270 jobs and create and preserve 170 affordable housing units.

6 counties, 60 minutes

CFA application link
Mohawk Valley

This region is the geographic center of Upstate New York along the scenic Erie Canal. It is within 100 miles of major markets in every direction including Albany (90 miles), Syracuse (50 miles), Binghamton (80 miles), and the Canadian border (100 miles). The region includes the historic urban centers of Utica, Rome and Amsterdam.

The flourishing industry clusters include distribution, materials processing, industrial machinery and services, agriculture, and financial services. The 300-acre Marcy Nanocenter property in Oneida County is currently being transformed into the largest, shovel-ready site for high-technology development in New York's Tech Valley.

Mohawk Valley

The region is home to numerous academic and research institutions. There is also a large concentration on the arts in the Mohawk Valley which not only provides entertainment but also jobs and income and help boosts tourism in the area.

The Mohawk Valley boasts a superior quality of life as well as some of the most affordable real estate in New York. The Utica/Rome metropolitan area made Money Magazine's top ten list of the most affordable places to live, and Utica was ranked #1 on's "Top 10 Places to Buy in 2011."

The Mohawk Valley Region In Depth

Get more expansive regional data on the Mohawk Valley Region below:

Documents from the Council

  • [ View ] MVREDC State Level Issues
  • [ View ] MVREDC Draft Strategic Plan Outline
  • [ View ] MVREDC Critical Issues
  • [ View ] MVREDC Regional Drivers
  • [ View ] Final Vision Statement with Explanation
  • [ View ] Final SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats)
  • [ View ] Final Public Participation Plan


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