North Country Regional Economic Development Council

The North Country Regional Economic Development Council (NCREDC) is dedicated to economic development in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties.

North Country Strategic Plan

A primary role of the North Country REDC is to create a strategic economic development plan for the region and provide an annual update on the region’s progress. Learn more about the North Country’s strategies and progress below. Access all of the North Country progress reports.

  • Strategic Plan Update
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    Strategic Plan Update

  • Next Move NY
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    Next Move NY

  • Next Move NY

    Next Move NY Application Guidelines

  • Executive Summary
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    Executive Summary

Upcoming Events

Please join us for our next North Country Regional Economic Development Council meeting. RSVP and we will send you a link to attend before the meeting. 

  • North Country Regional Council Meeting - August 27

    Aug 27, 2024
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Virtual Session
    Watertown, NY 13601

Round XIV Regional Economic Development Council Initiative

New York State Consolidated Funding Application Now Open With Available Funding from More Than 20 Programs

New Capital Grant Program Will Award Funds to Projects Located in Pro-Housing Certified Communities

New Program to Support Small Manufacturers Throughout the State

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, July 31st at 4 p.m.

Read Full Press Release    2024 REDC Webinars     CFA Program Questions    Apply Now

Project Tracking Dashboard

The Project Tracking Dashboard provides information on previously funded CFA Projects. This interactive tool allows for summarization and analysis of all project data. It contains four tabs: Top Level Stats, Investments & Jobs, a Map, and an Appendix. For more information on how to use and interpret the dashboard, please see the Dashboard Guidance Document.

North Country Project Tracking Dashboard

Fast NY Shovel-Ready Grant Program

Under New York’s FAST NY Shovel-Ready Grant Program, Empire State Development will provide up to $200 million in grants to prepare and develop sites statewide to jumpstart New York’s shovel-readiness and increase its attractiveness to large employers.

Workforce Development Grant Programs

ESD’s Office of Strategic Workforce Development will provide $150 million to support employer-driven, high-skilled workforce training programs.

Latest News

  1000 Islands Harbor Hotel

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel

How far can a $3 million state investment go? In Clayton, NY it helped redevelop a former brownfield site into a luxury hotel helping to jumpstart the local tourism economy. In 2011, the North Country...

Downtown Revitalization Initiative

The seven communities that anchor the region have embarked on planning and implementation initiatives to transform their downtowns into places where people want to live, work, and play.

Round 1 | City of Plattsburgh 

Round 2 | City of Watertown 

Round 3 | Village of Saranac Lake

Round 4 | Village of Potsdam

Round 5 | Village of Tupper Lake | Village of Massena

Round 6 | Town of Ticonderoga

Round 7 | Village of Lowville

New York Forward

Governor Hochul announced the creation of the NY Forward program to invigorate and enliven downtowns in New York’s smaller and rural communities — the type of downtowns found in villages, hamlets and other small, neighborhood-scale municipal centers. 

Round 1 | Village of Cape Vincent - Village of Lyons Falls - Village of Waddington

Round 2 | Village of Alexandria Bay and Village of Canton


Stay up to date on the NCREDC’s activities and projects

Previous Funding Awards

See the awards booklets and videos for each round

Meeting Materials

View the NCREDC’s public meeting agendas and notes

More About the North Country Region

Our Vision

Our Leadership

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Contact Us

Stephen Hunt, Regional Director