Regional Development Council
On September 15, application and related materials will become available online. The intent to apply deadline is Friday, October 13, 2017, and applications are due by Friday, December 15, 2017. Workshops will be held:
- Monday, September 25
Proctors GE Theatre
432 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305
Parking garage located at 220 Broadway
- Monday, September 26
Monroe Community College
Warshof Conference Center, Empire Room
1000 E Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14623
Parking available in Lot N
- Friday, September 29
David S. Mack Student Center, Multipurpose Room
1000 Fulton Ave., Hempstead, NY 11549
Parking available in East Circle Lot
- (December 11, 2014) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $13.6 million for 44 projects in regions around the State that will help businesses expand and succeed, improve public facilities, and create jobs. The Community Renewal Funds (CRF) were made available to five of Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC): Mohawk Valley, Southern Tier, Western New York, Mid-Hudson, and the North Country. Together, the projects will create approximately 270 jobs and create and preserve 170 affordable housing units.
This region is the geographic center of Upstate New York along the scenic Erie Canal. It is within 100 miles of major markets in every direction including Albany (90 miles), Syracuse (50 miles), Binghamton (80 miles), and the Canadian border (100 miles). The region includes the historic urban centers of Utica, Rome and Amsterdam.
The flourishing industry clusters include distribution, materials processing, industrial machinery and services, agriculture, and financial services. The 300-acre Marcy Nanocenter property in Oneida County is currently being transformed into the largest, shovel-ready site for high-technology development in New York's Tech Valley.
The region is home to numerous academic and research institutions. There is also a large concentration on the arts in the Mohawk Valley which not only provides entertainment but also jobs and income and help boosts tourism in the area.
The Mohawk Valley boasts a superior quality of life as well as some of the most affordable real estate in New York. The Utica/Rome metropolitan area made Money Magazine's top ten list of the most affordable places to live, and Utica was ranked #1 on Zillow.com's "Top 10 Places to Buy in 2011."
The Mohawk Valley Region In Depth