The City-by-City approach focuses on reducing the costs
of business, adapting to an Innovation Economy and
strengthening infrastructure. The City-by-City plan aims to
provide each upstate region with a targeted and
comprehensive economic development strategy, as well as a
set of priority projects based on its unique assets,
competitive advantages and stakeholders' input. The projects
are a critical step in developing both short- and long-range
plans for each region of the state.
City-by-City projects are funded via the New York State
Economic Development Program, based on a Memorandum of
Understanding ("Upstate Stadiums MOU") entered into by the
Governor or his designee; the Temporary President and
Majority Leader of the Senate or his designee; and the
Speaker of the Assembly or his designee. Project proposal(s)
shall be deemed approved unless, within thirty (30) days of
receipt of any project proposal(s), either the Governor,
Temporary President and Majority Leader of the Senate or the
Speaker of the Assembly notifies the Director of the Budget
that such project proposal(s) shall be disapproved.
For information on City-by-City funding, please contact your ESD Regional Office.