Long Island Regional Economic Development Council

The Long Island Regional Economic Development Council (LIREDC) serves as an economic advisory board for the Long Island Region.

Long Island Investment Fund

The $350M Long Island Investment Fund program will focus on large-scale, transformative projects that will have lasting impacts on Long Island.
*Before applying, speak to an ESD representative. To schedule email [email protected]

Launch of DRI Round VI and New York Forward Programs

Governor Hochul launched the sixth round of the DRI along with the first round of New York Forward, a new program for smaller and rural communities. This year, DRI will invest $100 million in 10 new communities to be selected by the REDCs, bringing the total DRI state commitment to $700 million.

Communities are strongly encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent to Apply on or before Wednesday, August 10th.  Applications are due by 4pm on Friday, September 23rd.

$250 Million Restore New York Application Period to Open July 11

Restore NY Promotes Revitalization of Communities by Redeveloping or Eliminating Blighted Structures. Intent to Apply Forms are currently being accepted up until August 11th.

*No application will be accepted unless an Intent to Apply form has been submitted.


CFA Open Enrollment Programs

Funding is still available through Empire State Development Grant and Excelsior Jobs Tax Credit Program, New York State Energy Research and Development Energy Efficiency Programs and New York Power Authority ReCharge NY Program.

ESD Weekly Virtual Office Hours

Local ESD representatives will be available via Zoom every Wednesday from 10am-11am to meet with applicant and answer questions.

CFA Application

Start or resume your CFA.

LIREDC Documents

The LIREDC reports annually on the progress made by regional projects that were awarded New York State Funding.

Click here to access all of Long Island's documents.

To view all past Strategic Plan updates click here.

  • 2022 Long Island Progress Report Cover
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2022 Long Island Progress Report

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    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2021 Long Island Progress Report

    LI Regional Council updated 2021 Progress Report
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    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2019 Long Island Progress Report

  • Long Island 2018 Progress Report Cover
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2018 Long Island Progress Report

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    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2011 Strategic Plan

Key Documents

The documents below will provide helpful information about Round XII Funding available. When you are ready to apply for funding you can start your application here.

  • GlobalFoundries Chip Fab

    2022 Available CFA Resources

  • Construction site

    2022 Regional Council Guidebook

  • offshore wind turbines

    2022 CFA Application Manual

Workforce Development Initiative

The Workforce Development Initiative (WDI) was inaugurated in 2019 with a mission to invest $175 million throughout New York State for innovative, creative, and regionally customized workforce development projects. Applications are now being accepted.

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. 

You can up to date information about Round 5 here

Past Awardees:

LI DRI Round 1 (2016) Village of Westbury (Nassau County)

LI DRI Round 2 (2017) Village of Hicksville (Nassau County)

LI DRI Round 3 (2018) Central Islip (Suffolk County)

LI DRI Round 4 (2019) Baldwin (Nassau County)

LI DRI Round 5 (2021) Amityville and Riverhead (Suffolk County)

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A view of downtown Hicksville- Long Island's 2017 DRI winner

LIREDC Public Meetings

Read meeting notes and see meeting notices for the Long Island REDC

Long Island Region News

Learn about the economic developments and events in the Long Island Region

Past CFA Awards

View past CFA awards ceremonies for the Long Island Region
  East/West Industries Expansion

East/West Industries Expansion

East/West Industries is a Woman Owned Small Business that is family oriented and is celebrating five decades of saving aircrew lives. Located in Ronkonkoma, they design, manufacture and support...

CFA Project Info

Read more about Long Island's projects.

More About the Long Island Region

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Cara Longworth, Regional Director