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.

2019 Downtown Revitalization Initiative Guidebook

Program guidelines and requirements

2019 Downtown Revitalization Initiative Application

Applications due by Friday May 31, 2019

2019 Downtown Revitalization Initiative Information Session & Webcast

Watch webcast below:

Consolidated Funding Application Workshops

Comprehensive overview of NYS Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process, available funding programs, selection criteria, and instructions on how to use the online application system, followed by breakout sessions with state agency representatives.

    May 9, 2019

    Chautauqua County
    1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    SUNY Fredonia
    Williams Center
    280 Central Avenue
    Fredonia, NY 14063

    June 13, 2019

    Erie County
    1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    Buffalo State College
    Bulger Communication Center
    1300 Elmwood Avenue
    Buffalo, NY 14222

    Consolidated Funding Application Information Sessions

    Condensed overview of the NYS Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process, available funding programs, and the components of a successful funding application. No breakout sessions with state agency representatives. 

      May 21, 2019

      Allegany County
      11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
      Allegany County Industrial Development Agency
      Crossroads Center
      6087 Route 19N, Suite 100
      Belmont, NY 14813

      May 29, 2019

      Cattaraugus County
      1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
      Holiday Valley Resort
      Main Lodge
      Fairway Room
      6557 Holiday Valley Road
      Ellicottville, NY 14731

      June 6, 2019

      Niagara County
      10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
      Conference Center Niagara Falls
      Governor’s Room
      101 Old Falls Street
      Niagara Falls, NY 14303

      Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (WNYREDC)

      Next Regional Council Meeting

      TBD

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

        Interested in Applying for Funding?

        We are now accepting Letters of Interest for REDC Funding.

        2018 Regional Economic Development Council Awards Booklet

        Western New York REDC Awarded $66 Million for 118 Projects

        LEARN MORE

          Federal Opportunity Zones

          Find out more about the Federal Opportunity Zones program 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.

              • WNY 2018 Progress Report Cover
                Strategic Plans/Reports

                Western New York 2018 Progress Report

              • 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

              • WNY 2018 Progress Report Cover
                Strategic Plans/Reports

                Western New York 2018 Progress Report

                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)

              WNY DRI Round 3 (2018): City of Lockport (Niagara 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

              Our Vision

              Our Leadership

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              Contact Us

              Amanda Mays , Regional Director