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.
2018 Downtown Revitalization Initiative & WNY Smart Growth Community Fund Public Information Session and Live Webcast
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2018 Downtown Revitalization Initiative & WNY Smart Growth Community Fund Guidebook
Program guidelines and requirements
2018 Downtown Revitalization Initiative & WNY Smart Growth Community Fund Application
Applications due by Friday, June 1, 2018
Federal Opportunity Zones
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Workforce Development Challenge
Learn more about the program and how to apply for funding here: Learn More
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
See Western New York’s 2017 presentation to the Strategic Implementation Assessment Team
2017 Western New York Progress Report
Learn more about Western New York’s 2017 strategies, priorities and progress.
Buffalo Billion ll
A comprehensive plan for Buffalo Billion Phase II.
2016 Western New York Progress Report
2011 WNYREDC Strategic Plan
Western New York Regional Council Meetings
If you would like to be notified of the next WNYREDC meeting, please email
Consolidated Funding Application Information Sessions and Workshops
Register to attend one of the meetings across our region.
May 18, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
May 22, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
May 30, 2018
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Jun 07, 2018
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Looking for Funding?
We are now accepting Letters of Interest for REDC Funding
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)
“WE MAKE BUFFALO” by 43North and Buffalo Niagara Enterprise. A Paget Films production
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