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New York State Programs

Regional Economic Development Councils are part of Governor Cuomo's effort to improve New York's business climate and expand economic growth. In 2011, ten regional councils were created and each developed a five-year strategic plan with advice from a broad spectrum of stakeholders taking into account the unique strengths and weaknesses of each region. Each region was allocated funding based on its strategic plan and as part of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council's (STREDC) allocation, $8 million was awarded to create regional three programs to help with community revitalization and job creating initiatives which includes the Rural Initiative Fund Program, the Community Revitalization Program, and the Infrastructure Fund for Shovel Ready Sites Program. For more information, eligibility criteria, guidelines, and applications please visit the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council's webpage.
In addition to the creation of Regional Economic Development Councils, Governor Cuomo also created the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) to help give economic development project applicants expedited and streamlined access to a combined pool of grant funds and tax credits from dozens of existing programs. The CFA is a modern and easy-to-use online application that allows businesses and other entities to apply for multiple agency funding sources through a single, web-based application. 
Please note that the deadline for submitting an application
for non-open enrollment programs was 4 pm on Monday, July 16, 2012. 

Empire State Development Corporation is the official economic development organization for the State of New York. Empire State Development (ESD) provides access to an array of services and incentives available from the State.
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New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) is a subsidiary of Energy East Corporation, a super-regional energy services and delivery company in the Northeast. NYSEG serves 872,000 electricity customers and 256,000 natural gas customers across more than 40% of upstate New York. By providing outstanding customer service and meeting customers' energy requirements in an environmentally responsible manner, NYSEG will continue to be a valuable asset to the communities it serves.
As an active ally in promoting a strong and healthy economy in Upstate New York, NYSEG is committed to helping you. Our economic development team stands ready to assist existing customers looking to expand or new businesses looking to locate in New York
The New York State Office of Community Renewal administers the Community Development Block Grant for the State of New York. The Community Development Block Grant Program provides grants to eligible cities, towns, and villages with a population under 50,000 and counties with an area population under 200,000 to revitalize neighborhoods, expand affordable housing, and economic opportunities and/or improve community facilities and services.
Empire State Development, with input from key state agencies, has designed this site to provide small businesses with easy access to New York state government resources available to assist their operations.