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Working with you to grow New York State

The New York State Economic Development Council is a broad based economic development organization that represents Industrial Development Agencies, Local Development Corporations, commercial and investment banks, underwriters, bond counsels, utilities, chambers of commerce, higher education institutions, and private corporations.

Our mission is to provide strong leadership that delivers cost-effective value to members through advocacy, professional development, communications, networking, project lead generation, and the creation of opportunities to retain and attract new investment and jobs to our communities. 

The strength of NYSEDC is our members: the economic development and business leaders who collaborate locally and across the state to generate private-sector investment and quality jobs in every region of New York. 

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the NYSEDC membership, I want to invite you to become a member of NYSEDC and leverage the value we bring to our member organizations and businesses.

Ryan M. Silva, Executive Director, NYSEDC 

NYSEDC's key focus areas

  • Project and infrastructure development
  • Community-based economic development
  • Tech-based economic development
  • Workforce development

What membership means for you

  • A well-respected advocacy voice that interacts daily with policymakers and legislators
  • Access to current economic development and legislative information
  • Opportunities for professional and business development
  • Occasions to interact with professional economic developers and business leaders
  • A daily presence in Albany so you don't have to be here

Tangible benefits

NYSEDC's event calendar includes major conferences with ample opportunity to make the most of your participation as a panelist, speaker, or attendee. Each event includes a balanced program of education and time for members to meet and network with economic development professionals and business leaders from around the state.

NYSEDC conducts professional development programs throughout the year that are designed to address real-time challenges and improve the knowledge and skills of our members.

NYSEDC coordinates lead generating business marketing initiatives designed to promote New York as a world-class business location.

NYSEDC is committed to keeping you informed about what's important to you, from legislative news updates that synthesize the issues facing our membership to a weekly e-newsletter wrap-up of economic development and legislative news from around the state, you can rely on us to keep you informed.

NYSEDC listens to our members and communicates their concerns to state and federal leaders without regard to political affiliation.

For information on membership levels and pricing, click here.