Keeping NYSEDC members in touch and informed

June 24, 2024

The IDA Academy provides training for Industrial Development Agency (IDA) staff and executives on a variety of issues to help operate an IDA office more effectively, including best practices, tools, and public policy. The NYSEDC administers this program in partnership with its IDA members, state agencies, and other industry experts. This course fulfills Authorities Budget Office (ABO) training requirements for IDA Board Members.

Questions about registration or sponsorship? Contact Stephanie Cavalier, Membership and Marketing Manager, for more information.

Projects, Communities, + People in the News

The Battery Prototyping Center at Rochester Institute of Technology and the Battery and Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Test and Commercialization Center have merged to become a comprehensive battery development enterprise in New York state. The university-led merger, which was announced during the annual Capture the Energy 2024 Conference and Expo in Albany, NY, will be designated the RIT Battery Development Center, in partnership with NY-BEST. | RIT has the latest on the merger.

Nate Aldrich, economic development coordinator for Chautauqua County and manager of the Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth, was the recipient of the 2024 James W. Griffin Rising Star Award, presented by the New York State Economic Development Council. Aldrich was presented the award at the council's recent meeting in Cooperstown. The Rising Star Award honors an individual, age 40 and under, who has made a significant contribution to the economic development profession in New York State, with consideration given to quality of service and impact on New York's economy. | Read more at the Post-Journal here.

Sessler Environmental Services has acquired the construction division of O'Rourke Inc. SES, one of the largest environmental services contractors in New York, is headquartered in Macedon and has an office in the Mohawk Valley in Oriskany. The company performs abatement, environmental remediation, interior demolition, concrete saw cutting and removal, industrial cleaning and environmental investigation services. | Read more about the acquisition in the Rochester Business Journal.

The Schoolhouse Project located at 191 Washington Street in the City of Newburgh was awarded $2.5 million in an effort to bring a long vacant former school building back to life. The project was one of four in the Mid-Hudson Valley area collectively awarded $19.5 million. The project would include creation of 70 residential units with 12 apartments and another 58 unites in two new buildings. The auditorium of the former school building would be transformed into an 8,000 square foot brewery, tap room, and food stalls for local vendors, creating up to 15 jobs in its first few years of operation. | The Mid Hudson Times has the story here.

Mark Geise, president and chief executive director of the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) says the county is looking for up to $90,000 from the IDA to upgrade 66 acres at the Mason Industrial Development Park in the town of Ellicott so the land can be used for development. | Read more at the Post-Journal.


Summer IDA Academy

Holiday Inn - Binghamton

July 25, 2024

Registration Now Open!

Partners in Workforce & Economic Development Conference

Rochester, NY

October 21 - 23, 2024

NYATEP is seeking an Executive Director.

The Town of Bethlehem is seeking a Senior Economic Developer.

All Job Postings


The City of Binghamton is seeking proposals for the purchase / redevelopment of the parcel at 69 Collier Street. Proposals are due by 10:30am on October 2. Find the RFP here.

Share your news, post jobs, RFPs with us! Email updates to Steph Cavalier.

Additional Events + Opportunities

City & State Rebuilding New York Summit

NYSEDC Executive Director Ryan Silva will participate on a panel on the biggest projects in New York at the CITY & STATE Rebuilding New York Summit this Wednesday, June 26th, 9am - 3:30pm at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10280.

See the full agenda | RSVP Today

NYCOM Community Revitalization Conference

The New York Conference of Mayors at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center July 10-11. You will have the opportunity to attend insightful workshops, participate in walking tours, network with peers from other municipalities, and hear from distinguished city planner and bestselling author of Suburban Nation, The Smart Growth Manual, and Walkable City Jeff Speck! 

View the conference agenda here.


The Bigger Picture

NYISO Releases Annual State of the Grid and Markets Report

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) released their flagship publication Power Trends 2024, an annual analysis of factors influencing New York State's power grid and wholesale electricity markets. This comprehensive report covers the key issues and challenges shaping the grid of the future.

The report details efforts to maintain reliability during the grid in transition and support investment in new energy projects through competitive markets.

Access the report here.

Congratulations, Basic Economic Development Course 2024 Graduates!

Congratulations to our latest cohort of 45 economic developers who completed the NYSEDC Basic Economic Development Course held this week at the University at Albany ETEC Center. Thanks to course leader Christa Ouderkirk Franzi, CEcD, of Camoin Associates for her support.

Additional thanks to our course sponsors Camoin Associates, Advance Albany County Alliance, and Pursuit for helping us provide education and professional development.

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