NYSEDC's 900 members work to build vibrant, diverse, and sustainable communities throughout New York State.


The New York State Economic Development Council

The New York State Economic Development Council is the state’s principal organization representing economic development professionals. Our 900 members include the leadership of Industrial Development Agencies, Local Development Corporations, commercial and investment banks, underwriters, bond counsels, utilities, chambers of commerce and private corporations.

The purpose of NYSEDC is to promote the economic development of the state and its communities, encourage sound practices in the conduct of regional and statewide development programs, and to develop education programs that enhance the professional development skills of NYSEDC members.

NYSEDC has been serving New York’s development professionals for more than 30 years. The Board of Directors and members of NYSEDC represent the highest standards of their profession, and have unparalleled experience and expertise working with state and local economic development programs.

What we do

NYSEDC provides numerous benefits to member organizations and development professionals. Our core services include:

  1. Lobbying state and federal government on issues affecting New York’s business climate and economic development programs.
  2. Conducting educational and professional development programs for NYSEDC members to enhance their effectiveness as local/regional/state economic developers.
  3. Organizing business marketing programs to promote New York as a world class business location, and provide opportunities for NYSEDC members to market their regions of New York to potential business investors.


NYSEDC members receive our award winning weekly and monthly newsletter – Advance/New York; updates and action alerts regarding our advocacy activities; and members can communicate with other members and be kept informed on an up-to-the-minute basis through our recently re-designed web site: www.NYSEDC.org.