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May 22, 2020 Newsletter

New York is reopening. As each regional economy begins to recover, we are committed to keeping you informed with the latest regulations, guidelines, and updates. Thank you for your continued support of NYSEDC.

For a full list of COVID-19 resources from NYSEDC, click here.

NYS COVID-19 Guidance

Empire State Development Guidance on Essential Business

New York State on PAUSE

Interim Guidance for Construction Activities

NY Forward

Industries Opening By Phase

Regional Monitoring Dashboard

New York Forward Business Reopening Lookup Tool

PPP Funds Still Available 

While the Paycheck Protection Program has been available for more than 6 weeks, many small business owners have not yet accessed the program. Now that many regions in NYS have increased clarity on their reopening timelines, the time to apply may be right.

Pursuit (formerly New York Business Development Corporation), a mission-driven business lender, is offering the program throughout the state and stands ready to serve small businesses seeking PPP funding if they have been unable to obtain a PPP loan through their bank. Businesses can apply through a digital portal; PPP loans up to $350,000 are available.

To learn more about PPP through Pursuit, visit Pursuit’s website. Businesses can apply at

Projects, Communities & People in the News

The County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors meeting scheduled for May 26 will be live streamed on YouTube.

Finger Lakes region's leaders expect slow go in reopening. 

Saratoga County economic development leaders are utilizing science to understand the summer season and COVID-19.

More than 150 business leaders from across Westchester attended a Business Council of Westchester (BCW) virtual town hall meeting as the state and Westchester move to restart the economy.

The Madison County Recovery Task Force, spearheaded by Kipp Hicks, director of the Industrial Development Agency, has been working to develop a plan to reopen while maintaining restrictions to keep COVID-19 infections down.

Westchester IDA considers $130.5M Kirby Commons project in Mount Kisco.

Ulster County IDA is considering tax break mentoring.

Click here for more news.


Webinar: Fuzehub's Introduction to Build4Scale Workshop
June 2, 2020, 1-2pm

2020 NYSEDC Annual Meeting
Aug.31 - Sept.2, 2020
Cooperstown, NY
Learn More & Register 

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Award Submissions

Nominations are being accepted now until June 1 for the 2020 NYSEDC awards. Click here for more information.


Economic Development Specialist - Lewis County Economic Development/IDA