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.

  • Executive Summary
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    Executive Summary

  • Strategic Plan Update
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    Strategic Plan Update

  • Next Move NY
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    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.

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.

The North Country Project Tracking Dashboard

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.

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

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Our Leadership

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Contact Us

Stephen Hunt, Regional Director