The New York Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI) is part of an overall program aimed at systematically revitalizing the economy of Upstate New York. Modeled after the success of the Buffalo Billion Initiative, the URI is an opportunity for the communities of upstate New York to address the economic challenges of their regions and work together in bringing jobs back upstate. In January of this year Governor Cuomo along with other community and business leaders announced the URI program and the partnership between the Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC). The three regions that make the most compelling argument will be designated as “Best Plan Awardees” in the URI competition and will receive $500 million each that will go to projects identified by the REDCs.
The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council has published reports each year to help consolidate and highlight the area's economic needs. Check out the reports below: