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. Click here to access all of the North Country progress reports.
Strategic Plan Update
Next Move NY
A public meeting of the NCREDC will be held via Zoom on March 21, 2024. Please RSVP here to attend the event.
Mar 21, 2024
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Watertown, NY 13601
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.
Governor Hochul Announces $60 Million Restore New York Program
Program Supports Local Efforts to Transform Blighted, Underutilized Structures Into Vibrant Residential, Commercial and Mixed-Use Developments – Applications Available Here
Follows Governor’s FY 2025 Executive Budget Proposal to Invest $50 Million in Future Rounds of Restore NY
Intent to Apply Form Due: Monday, March 25, 2024, by 5:00pm EST
Final Application Due: Wednesday, May 22, 2024, by 3:00pm EST
Round XIII Consolidated Funding Application
The Consolidated Funding Application remains open for some programs, including ESD's Capital Grant Program, and will continue to accept applications.
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.
Governor Hochul Joins Biden Administration Effort to Advance Equity for Small Businesses as Part of $500 Million Investment Through State Small Business Credit Initiative
Initiative for Inclusive Entrepreneurship Will Help New York’s Certified MWBEs Build Capacity, Explore Funding Options...
Governor Hochul Announces $60 Million Restore New York Program Will Launch Applications Tomorrow
Program Supports Local Efforts to Transform Blighted, Underutilized Structures Into Vibrant Residential, Commercial and...
Governor Hochul Celebrates First Milestone for New York’s Pro-Housing Communities Program as More Than 80 Localities Launch Applications
Twenty Localities From Long Island, Mid-Hudson, Central New York, Western New York, Mohawk Valley, Southern Tier, North...
Governor Hochul Announces Grand Opening of Lake Placid’s First New Hotel in More Than a Decade: the Cambria Hotel
New 185-Room Hotel Will Include Full-Service Restaurant, Flexible Event Space, and Waterfront Gathering Area – Creating...
Governor Hochul Announces North Country Winners of Seventh Round Downtown Revitalization Initiative and Second Round of NY Forward Program
Lowville to Receive $10 million from Downtown Revitalization Initiative; Canton and Alexandria Bay to Receive $4.5...
Governor Hochul Announces Winners of $30 Million Regional Economic Development Council Challenge Competition
Long Island, Mohawk Valley and North Country REDCs Will Receive Up to $10 Million to Enact Bold, New Strategic Plans for...
Governor Hochul Announces Grand Opening of $27.5 Million Watertown Family YMCA in Jefferson County
New Facility Expands Programming and Services to Better Support Residents in the Community Governor Kathy Hochul today...
Governor Hochul Announces Reopening of the Carpenter’s Flats Bridge Over the Ausable River in Clinton County
Major Construction Complete on $6.2 Million Project that Raised Historic Bridge Along State Route 9 to Reduce Potential...
Governor Hochul Announces Start of Project to Modernize Ogdensburg International Airport
Expanded Terminal Lobby, New Entrance Canopy and Other Improvements Will Improve Passenger Experience and Fuel Regional...
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...
Stay up to date on the NCREDC’s activities and projects
Previous Funding Awards
See the awards booklets and videos for each round
View the NCREDC’s public meeting agendas and notes
More About the North Country Region
Stephen Hunt, Regional Director