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.

As part of New York's efforts to improve the business climate and expand economic growth, the NYS Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) was created to support the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Initiative.  Applications for ESD Grant funds remains open, and applications are being reviewed on an on-going basis until funds are exhausted. Applicants with strong, shovel-ready projects can apply.

Program Questions  REDC Webinars  Application Manual          

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

North Country REDC Reports

  • 2022 North Country Progress Report Cover
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2022 North Country Progress Report

  • 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.

Restore NY Office Hours

  • Essex County Restore NY Office Hours

    Workshop
    Nov 21, 2022
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Virtual Session
    Watertown, NY 13601
  • Clinton County Restore NY Office Hours

    Workshop
    Nov 21, 2022
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Virtual Session
    Watertown, NY 13601
  • Franklin County Restore NY Office Hours

    Workshop
    Nov 21, 2022
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Virtual Session
    Watertown, NY 13601
  • Hamilton County Restore NY Office Hours

    Workshop
    Nov 21, 2022
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Virtual Session
    Watertown, NY 13601
  • Lewis County Restore NY Office Hours

    Workshop
    Nov 21, 2022
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Virtual Session
    Watertown, NY 13601
  • St. Lawrence County Restore NY Office Hours

    Workshop
    Nov 21, 2022
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Virtual Session
    Watertown, NY 13601
  • Jefferson County Restore NY Office Hours

    Workshop
    Nov 21, 2022
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Virtual Session
    Watertown, NY 13601
  • Essex County Restore NY Office Hours

    Workshop
    Nov 22, 2022
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Virtual Session
    Watertown, NY 13601

Restore NY

The Restore New York Communities Initiative (“Restore NY”) provides municipalities with financial assistance for the revitalization of commercial and residential properties. The program encourages community development and neighborhood growth through the elimination and redevelopment of blighted structures.

Program Launch: Friday, October 28, 2022

Intent to Apply Form Due: Wednesday, November 30, 2022, by 5:00pm EST

Final Application Due: Friday, January 27, 2023, by 3:00pm EST

Office of Strategic Workforce Development

New Workforce Development Grant Programs

The multi-year OSWD funding includes $150 million for new grant programs administered by ESD that will support employer-driven, high-skilled workforce training programs. 

  • Capital Grant Program will support the capital needs of workforce training providers that seek to enhance or expand their offerings. 
  • Pay for Performance Grant Program (“P4P”) will support the operational resource needs of training programs offering industry-recognized credentials, skills, and certificates in high-demand fields. The P4P Grant Program will provide flexible funds through two distinct tracks:
    • Flexible Operating Grants
    • Capacity-Building Awards to workforce trainers for successfully placing trainees in a good job

Round 2 Application Batch Closing December 31, 2022

Latest News

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

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