Empire State Development reports

ESD is dedicated to sharing information about its work with the public. In this Reports section, you can find many of the more than 50 quarterly and annual reports that we provide each year, detailing key New York State economic development projects and initiatives.

In addition to the reports published below, you may also wish to explore the 100+ economic development-related datasets available at data.ny.gov, access the detailed progress reports published annually by our 10 Regional Economic Development Councils at regionalcouncils.ny.gov, or view the comprehensive archive of public meeting videos and materials published in the ESD Media Center.

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Public Notice

Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:00am
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Press Release

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 5:05pm
Northland Workforce Training Center Anchors $127 Million Northland Beltline Redevelopment Area See Photo of Northland Workforce Training Center Here Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the graduation of the first students from the first year of operations of the Northland Workforce Training Center (NWTC) on Buffalo's East Side. The Advanced Manufacturing Training Center at Northland provides for-credit, certificate and degree programs as core offerings through its educational partners, SUNY Erie Community College and Alfred State College, incorporating work experience and placement with local companies toward a goal of permanent employment. Today's graduates will help to increase the number and quality of local candidates prepared for advanced manufacturing careers. "Job opportunities for advanced manufacturing workers are on the rise in Western New York, and we are making sure the arrows continue pointing in that direction," Governor Cuomo said. "I congratulate today's skilled Northland graduates, who are well positioned for career advancement and financial stability for years to come thanks to their hard work and dedication in pursuing a manufacturing degree." Read the full press release here.   
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Public Notice

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 2:30pm
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Press Release

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 1:35pm
State to Collaborate with Western New York Regional Economic Development Council to Revitalize Niagara Falls' Bridge District Part of Governor's Comprehensive Approach to Transform Communities into Vibrant Neighborhoods and Boost Local Economies Downtown Revitalization Investments Are Crucial Part of Western New York's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Niagara Falls' Bridge District will receive $10 million in funding as the Western New York winner of the fourth round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. As in the first three rounds of the DRI, one municipality from each of the state's 10 regional economic development regions is selected as a $10 million winner, marking another overall state goal to target $100 million in funding and investments to help communities boost their economies by transforming downtowns into vibrant neighborhoods where the next generation of New Yorkers will want to live, work and raise a family. "We challenged local governments through the DRI process to propose innovative ideas to create jobs and drive economic growth," Governor Cuomo said. "With this investment, we are doubling down on our commitment to revitalizing Western New York and building on the assets that exist in the Niagara Falls community to further maximize this world-famous area." "As a Western New Yorker and frequent visitor to Niagara Falls, I know the city is not just an iconic tourist destination and home to one of the wonders of the world - it is a community on the rise with great civic and cultural strengths," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, who attended today's event. "With funding from the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, Niagara Falls will be able to build on recent state investments and historic progress to create an even brighter future." Read the full press release here. 
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Press Release

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 1:32pm
State to Collaborate with Central New York Regional Economic Development Council to Revitalize Fulton's Downtown Part of Governor's Comprehensive Approach to Transform Communities into Vibrant Neighborhoods and Boost Local Economies Downtown Revitalization Investments Complement "CNY Rising" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the City of Fulton will receive $10 million in funding as the Central New York winner of the fourth round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. As in the first three rounds of the DRI, one municipality from each of the state's 10 regional economic development regions is selected as a $10 million winner, marking another overall state goal to target $100 million in funding and investments to help communities boost their economies by transforming downtowns into vibrant neighborhoods where the next generation of New Yorkers will want to live, work and raise a family. "We challenged local governments through the DRI process to propose innovative ideas to create jobs and drive economic growth," Governor Cuomo said. "Fulton proposed a strong and feasible plan, and with this award they will be able to unleash the full potential of this unique location on the Oswego River, revamping the waterfront and downtown corridor to make this city more prosperous for residents and for visitors."   "Fulton is full of history and cultural attractions with stores and restaurants along the Oswego River," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "This funding as part of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative will continue the momentum of redevelopment to attract businesses in clean energy and health care, and increase the agriculture and food processing industry in the area. Local projects will strengthen infrastructure in the city, create more opportunities for residents and visitors, and grow the local economy of Fulton and the entire region." Read the full press release here. 
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Board Meeting

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 11:00am
With videoconferencing to: USAN Board Room 222 First Street, 7th Floor Niagara Falls, NY 14303
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Press Release

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 2:37pm
State to Collaborate with Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council to Revitalize Peekskill's Downtown Part of Governor's Comprehensive Approach to Transform Communities into Vibrant Neighborhoods and Boost Local Economies Downtown Revitalization Investments Are Crucial Part of Mid-Hudson's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Peekskill will receive $10 million in funding as the Mid-Hudson winner of the fourth round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. As in the first three rounds of the DRI, one municipality from each of the state's 10 regional economic development regions is selected as a $10 million winner, marking another overall state goal to target $100 million in funding and investments to help communities boost their economies by transforming downtowns into vibrant neighborhoods where the next generation of New Yorkers will want to live, work and raise a family. "With the downtown revitalization initiative, we challenged local governments to propose innovative ideas to create jobs and drive economic growth," Governor Cuomo said. "Peekskill proposed a brilliant plan that builds on their natural resources including the beautiful waterfront - a magnet that draws people and businesses to the area. And they demonstrated they have the secret ingredient: the capacity to actually get it done. This investment will help Peekskill utilize these assets to maximize their full potential." "Peekskill has so much to offer with arts, entertainment, and restaurants along the waterfront," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "This significant funding as part of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative will continue to grow the downtown area and increase tourism in the area. Through the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council, local projects will build on the city's employment and recreational opportunities, increasing quality of life and strengthening the local economy." Read the full press release here. 
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Press Release

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 12:49pm
State to Collaborate with Long Island Regional Economic Development Council to Revitalize Baldwin's Downtown Part of Governor's Comprehensive Approach to Transform Communities into Vibrant Neighborhoods and Boost Local Economies Downtown Revitalization Investments Are Crucial Part of Long Island's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Baldwin in the Town of Hempstead will receive $10 million in funding as the Long Island winner of the fourth round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. As in the first three rounds of the DRI, one municipality from each of the state's 10 regional economic development regions is selected as a $10 million winner, marking another overall state goal to target $100 million in funding and investments to help communities boost their economies by transforming downtowns into vibrant neighborhoods where the next generation of New Yorkers will want to live, work and raise a family. "With this competition we are challenging local governments to come up with a comprehensive plan to revitalize their downtowns, and Baldwin did exactly that," Governor Cuomo said. "This plan builds on Baldwin's existing assets including the LIRR and focuses on transit orientated development to drive economic growth in the region. It is not only ambitious and innovative - it is actually going to happen. And when you put boldness together with feasibility, that is magic." "Strategically located near the Long Island Rail Road, Baldwin offers commercial, retail, and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors and is primed for continued growth," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "This funding as part of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative will advance efforts to grow downtown Baldwin and increase economic activity in Nassau County. With this targeted investment, we continue our commitment to strengthen communities statewide and ensure further success now and in the future." Read the full press release here. 
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Public Notice

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 9:00am
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