Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council


The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council (FLREDC) is the strategic economic advisory board for the greater Rochester, New York region that includes the counties of Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Orleans, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates.


Upcoming Public Events

FLREDC Public Meeting
Friday, May 13, 2022
10:00 am to 11:30 am

This Meeting is Virtual
Please RSVP below

How to Apply for Funding?

The main way to seek NYS funding is the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) portal, which is used for dozens of agency offerings. Some programs are open year-round, but most programs are open during the annual "round" that typically runs from May-July.

Workforce Development Initiative

The NYS Workforce Development Initiative provides $175 million from 13 workforce funding programs beginning in May 2019, which is separate and in addition to the REDC Round 9 CFA programs.

Strategic Plans & Reports

A primary role of the FLREDC is to create a regional strategic plan and provide public updates.
Click here to access all of the FLREDC strategic plans and progress reports.

  • 2018 Finger Lakes Forward Video Preview

    2018 Finger Lakes Forward

    Summary video of the FLREDC's "Finger Lakes Forward" URI implementation progress (NYS, May 2018)
  • Finger Lakes 2021 Annual Report Book Cover
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2021 Finger Lakes Annual Report

    Learn more about Finger Lakes 2021 strategies, priorities and progress.
  • 2020 FLREDC Recovery Strategy Cover
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2020 Finger Lakes Recovery Strategy

    FLREDC COVID-19 pandemic regional economic recovery strategic plan
  • 2019 Finger Lakes Progress Report Cover
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2019 Finger Lakes Progress Report

    Learn more about Finger Lakes 2019 strategies, priorities and progress.
Finger Lakes Forward

Finger Lakes Forward

In December 2015, the Finger Lakes region was selected by NYS to receive $500 million for a five-year implementation of the Upstate Revitalization Initiative.

Upstate Revitalization Initiative

Finger Lakes Forward (FLXFWD) is the strategic plan developed by the FLREDC for New York State's Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI) competition and was selected by NYS to receive $500 million for a five-year implementation. 

Click below to learn more about the Finger Lakes Forward plan and its implementation.

"Finger Lakes Forward: United for Success" is the strategic plan and vision to revitalize the FLX region.

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.

FL DRI Round 1 (2016): City of Geneva (Ontario County)

FL DRI Round 2 (2017): City of Batavia (Genesee County)

FL DRI Round 3 (2018): Village of Penn Yan (Yates County)

FL DRI Round 4 (2019): Town of Seneca Falls (Seneca County)

Seneca Falls DRI
Governor Kathy Hochul at the announcement of Seneca Falls as the 2019 DRI winner.

FLREDC Public Meetings

View notices, documents and presentations from FLREDC public meetings

FLREDC CFA Project Awards

View information and status of all past CFA project awards for the Finger Lakes Region

Finger Lakes Region News

View all the press releases on economic developments in the Finger Lakes Region

More About the Finger Lakes Region

Our Vision

Our Leadership

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Contact Us

Vincent Esposito, Regional Director