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.

Virtual LIREDC Meeting on Thursday, July 14, 2022 beginning at 1 pm

A meeting of the LIREDC to hear CFA Intent to Apply Project Pitches.

2022 CFA Intent To Apply Form

The LIREDC is accepting Intent to Apply Forms from applicants interested in submitting a project through the Regional Council Consolidated Funding Application (CFA). Must be submitted by Friday, July 8th.

Consolidated Funding Application - Round XII Is Open!

Round XII opened on May 2, 2022 and includes core capital grant and tax-credit funding to be combined with a wide range of programs from various state agencies that will provide funding for prospective projects. A few important points on this latest round of economic development funding:

  • The deadline for many applications is Friday, July 29 at 4 pm sharp.
  • Open enrollment programs are not subject to the July 29 deadline and will continue to accept applications on an ongoing basis until funds are exhausted.
  • This year many planning and infrastructure programs will not be scored by the Long Island REDC. To learn more about these programs, click on the "Standalone CFA Programs" link below.

2022 CFA Program Webinars

Recorded webinars for all of the REDC Round XII programs.

Standalone CFA Programs for 2022

This year, some programs will not be scored by the REDC. For more information on those programs, click on the link below.

Start Your CFA Application

Start or Resume Your CFA Here.

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

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    2022 CFA Application Manual

ESD Virtual Office Hours

Empires State Development will hold two virtual office hours via Zoom before the CFA deadline on Friday, July 29th at 4pm sharp.  Please join us on either July 6th or July 20th at 10am for an overview of economic development programs and an opportunity to have your questions answered live by our team.

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.

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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

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

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Cara Longworth, Regional Director