Dear Chamber Members & Partners:

Submit projects to the
NC Regional Economic
Development Council
Deadline is July 28, 2017
The deadline to submit a Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) for the seventh round of the Regional Economic Development Council is set for Friday, July 28th. In this round, Governor Andrew Cuomo will award $750 million to fund regional priority projects across the state's 10 regions.

If you or your firm is considering an expansion project,  I encourage you to contact the Plattsburgh office of Empire State Development at (518) 561-5642  to learn more about the application process and see if your firm qualifies to apply.  In particular, the North Country Regional Economic Development Council (NCREDC) is looking to support projects that:
  • Help strengthen and grow jobs in the region's core industries sectors
  • Assist firms in growing exports and accessing new international markets
  • Align workers with in demand jobs and skills
  • Invest in critical downtowns
  • Promote entrepreneurship and innovation in existing firms
Click Here for the North Country REDC website which includes access to the Regional Plan and other documents and forms.

You or a representative might also want to attend a CFA Workshop for full orientation and guidance on the application process.  A free workshop will be held on Friday, June 23rd at 2:30 pm at the ORDA Convention Center in Lake Placid.  You can register on the North Country REDC website. 

Over the past six rounds, the NCREDC was awarded more than $500 million from New York State to support over 400 local projects designed to grow jobs and strengthen companies. That funding has been dedicated throughout the seven county North Country region for projects that support economic revitalization, rural development, strategic industries and international business growth. In the past six years, the majority of the priority projects recommended to the state received funding - a resounding validation that these are highly strategic investments that put people to work, stimulate further investments across the region, and advance our long-term economic goals.

You can be part of the ongoing growth in our region, when you consider accessing this funding to fuel your own business' growth. If you have any questions about how to access this valuable opportunity, please contact Susan Matton, the North Country Chamber's Vice President of Economic Development at   with any questions.

Garry Douglas
President & CEO
North Country Chamber of Commerce

North Country Chamber of Commerce
7061 State Route 9
Plattsburgh NY 12901 |  518/563/1000