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.

CFA - Round XII - Open

The New York State Consolidated Funding Application System is Now Open. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 29 at 4 pm. 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.

Program Questions  REDC Webinars  Application Manual          

Downtown Watertown
Public Square in Watertown Photo Philip Kamrass/Office of the Governor

2022 REDC Guidebook

Since the inception of the REDC Initiative, over $7.5 billion in State funding has been awarded to over 9,200 projects through a competitive process to spur job creation based on regional priorities.

2022 Resources Available Guide

Round XII includes core capital grant and tax-credit funding to be combined with a wide range of programs from 10 state agencies that will ​provide ​funding for prospective projects​.

2022 Standalone CFA Programs

See the programs available through New York State.

CFA Office Hours

Come join us for CFA Office Hours each Thursday in June.  

  • CFA Office Hours - June 2 - Session 1

    CFA
    Jun 02, 2022
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Virtual Session
    Watertown, NY 13601
  • CFA Office Hours - June 9 - Session 2

    CFA
    Jun 09, 2022
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Virtual Session
    Watertown, NY 13601
  • CFA Office Hours - June 16 - Session 3

    CFA
    Jun 16, 2022
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Virtual Session
    Watertown, NY 13601
  • CFA Office Hours - June 23 - Session 4

    CFA
    Jun 23, 2022
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Virtual Session
    Watertown, NY 13601
  • CFA Office Hours - June 30 - Session 5

    CFA
    Jun 30, 2022
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Virtual Session
    Watertown, NY 13601

CFA Round 12- LIVE Agency Program Webinars

 

North Country REDC Reports

  • North Country 2021 Annual Report Book Cover
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2021 North Country Progress Report

  • 2019 North Country Progress Report Cover
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2019 North Country Progress Report

  • 2011 Strategic Plan Cover Page
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2011 North Country Strategic Plan

    Leading the Economic Renaissance of New York's Small Cities and Rural Communities.

Empire State Development and New York State Department of State Announce Project Details for the $2.5 Million Jefferson Community College Downtown Entrepreneurship Center.

Part of Watertown’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative to Bolster Franklin Street Corridor, Generate Investments in Workforce Development and Grow Small Businesses

 

JCC Rendering

Gain Your Competitive Edge through NYS Contracts

The New York State Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Regional Expo Series brings together various New York State Agencies and Authorities and prime contractors that have a significant presence in each region to provide MWBE firms information on local contracting opportunities.

In addition, MWBEs will be able network with state procurement officers and MWBE liaisons, participate in technical and capacity building workshops and receive important information on how to do business with New York State.

The NYS Regional MWBE Expo Series is free of charge for all participants and will be held virtually via Zoom.

When:  June 9, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.

Click here to Register for the Mohawk Valley & North Country MWBE Expo

    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.

    Small Business Recovery

    Governor Hochul Announces Expanded Eligibility for the $800 Million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program

    Governor Kathy Hochul announced changes to New York State's $800 million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program that will enable more small businesses to apply for funding. Starting today, businesses with revenues up to $2.5 million can apply for grants, up from the previous threshold of $500,000. Additionally, the limitation for businesses that received Federal Paycheck Protection Program loans has been increased from $100,000 to $250,000.   

    Applicants can find assistance to complete the application here:  https://nysmallbusinessrecovery.com/partners/county/

    Click Here for more information on New York State's Business Recovery Programs

      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 six 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.

    2016 | City of Plattsburgh 

    2017 | City of Watertown 

    2018 | Village of Saranac Lake

    2019 | Village of Potsdam

    2022 | Upcoming Events  (Tupper Lake / Massena)

    DT Plattsburgh

    Governor Hochul Announces Launch of Mapping Survey to Examine Quality and Availability of Broadband Across the State

    Public Hearings to be Held to Receive Input from Public and Other Stakeholders
    State Seeks to Address Reach of Broadband Service That Remains a Challenge Nationwide

    The broadband mapping survey and speed test can be found at: www.empirestatebroadband.com

    NCREDC News

    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

    Federal Opportunity Zones

    Find out more about the Federal Opportunity Zones program here:  Learn More

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      Stephen Hunt, Regional Director