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Economic Development


Genesee-Finger Lakes Region was officially designated as an Economic Development Administration (EDA) Economic Development District (EDD) in 1979. EDDs are multi-jurisdictional entities, commonly composed of multiple counties and in certain cases even cross-state borders. They help lead the locally-based, regionally driven economic development planning process that leverages the involvement of the public, private and non-profit sectors to establish a strategic blueprint (i.e., an economic development roadmap) for regional collaboration.

Economic Development services include regional economic development coordination, revolving loan fund administration, community advocacy, strategic planning, impact analysis, community revitalization, infrastructure planning and client outreach.

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is the overview and strategy for  the  Economic Development District (EDD) that is provided annually.  This analysis examines economic trends by incorporating the most current data from state and federal sources and outlines the strategic economic development needs of the District.  The data includes emerging industries, industrial, manufacturing and service infrastructure, labor force and income and population trends. 

Economic Recovery Resources is one facet of pandemic recovery support offered by G/FLRPC.  G/FLRPC is a part of an economic development initiative to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic through the Genesee-Finger Lakes Economic Development District EDA CARES Act Supplemental Award.

Regional Engagement is an initiative to advance economic development, community development, and planning within the nine-county Finger Lakes Region, which includes the counties of Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates, termed the Regional Engagement project.

One Stop System Operator G/FLRPC plays a critical role in supporting the local workforce system by coordinating with diverse partners to achieve its service delivery vision and performance goals.

Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) is a program that serves as gap financing to retain and expand small businesses un the Genesee/Finger Lakes Region.  By providing gap financing, the G/FLRPC advocates for facilities and promotes collaborations that specifically assist small businesses, thus broadly enhancing the economic potential in the region.  Relationship building, coordination and customer services are emphasized.

Growing the Agriculture Industry Now!  (GAIN) Revolving Loan Program is an initiative to capitalize agriculture and related businesses that are adopting new technologies, diversifying or expanding in the Finger Lakes Region.  This loan pool will support capital projects for the creation, retention and expansion opportunities for the region’s farmers and agricultural related businesses 

Technical Assistance is provided by G/FLRPC to support county and local economic development, planning and data initiatives on an as needed basis.  Assistance is provided in the form of information, data, planning and grant writing support.