Western New York Regional Economic Development Council

The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (WNYREDC) is the strategic economic advisory board for the Western New York region.

Federal Opportunity Zones

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

      Workforce Development Challenge

      Learn more about the program and how to apply for funding here: Learn More

        Important Documents

        A primary role of the WNYREDC is to create a regional strategic plan and provide a written update every year. Click View More below to access the full archive of WNYREDC documents.

        • 2017 Western New York SIAT Presentation Video Preview
          Video

          2017 Western New York SIAT Presentation

          See Western New York’s 2017 presentation to the Strategic Implementation Assessment Team
        • Strategic Plans/Reports

          2017 Western New York Progress Report

          Learn more about Western New York’s 2017 strategies, priorities and progress.
        • Guidebook/Applications

          Buffalo Billion ll

          A comprehensive plan for Buffalo Billion Phase II.
        • Strategic Plans/Reports

          2016 Western New York Progress Report

        • Strategic Plans/Reports

          2011 WNYREDC Strategic Plan

        Western New York Regional Council Meetings

        If you would like to be notified of the next WNYREDC meeting, please email Mo.Sumbundu@esd.ny.gov

          Looking for Funding?

          We are now accepting Letters of Interest for REDC Funding
            WNY Smart Growth Community Fund

          WNY Smart Growth Community Fund

           
          The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council is embracing growth and downtown redevelopment as core economic goals in its Strategy for Prosperity. Businesses are increasingly locating in...

          Downtown Revitalization Initiative

          Governor Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) is transforming downtown neighborhoods into vibrant communities where the next generation of New Yorkers will want to live work and raise families.

          WNY DRI Round 1 (2016): City of Jamestown (Chautauqua County)

          WNY DRI Round 2 (2017): City of Olean (Cattaraugus County)

          Western New York Downtown Revitalization Initiative

          WNYREDC News

          Learn about the economic developments in the Western New York region.

          WNYREDC Public Meetings

          Read meeting notes and see meeting notices for the Western New York REDC.

          Past CFA Awards

          View past CFA awards ceremonies for the Western New York region.

          More About the Western New York Region

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          Michael Ball, Regional Director