Economic Development Programs

Whether your goal is to focus your community's economic development and business recruitment efforts, develop strategies and materials for marketing your community or to redevelop buildings and brownfields, National Grid's Economic Development Grant Program may be able to assist.

Upstate New York Applicants

For projects in National Grid's downstate New York service territory in the counties of Kings, Queens, Richmond, Nassau and Suffolk only, click here:

Downstate New York Applicants

Request for Qualifications - New York Loves Nano

A group of partners (the consortium), consisting of economic development organizations (EDOs) located in Upstate New York is requesting qualifications from firms to act as a third party facilitator for the New York Loves Nanotech (NYLN) strategic marketing initiative. For consideration, you must submit a response to the attached Request for Qualifications (RFQ). Please note the schedule and deadline.

As a point of clarification, National Grid is not seeking a contractual relationship related to this request, but acting as a convener on behalf of the consortium.

Download RFQ

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Among the Most Productive Workforces in the Nation

Manufacturing workers produce close to 16 percent more than the national average.


Well Educated

Almost 32 percent of all adults in New York State have four or more years of college, and nearly 350,000 scientists and engineers call the New York State home.


Training Assisstance

Funding available for up to 50 percent of any training project


News, Projects, Updates

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Worth Reading - Economic Development for the Team by Eric P. Canada

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NYSERDA and National Grid partner to help New York Farms.

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Nano Utica Economic Development Initiative Brings 2000 Jobs to New York

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Essex County launches new Canadian attraction effort

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Onodaga County launches new GIS system

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Buffalo no longer just shuffling along

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SolarCity to Employ Thousands in WNY

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Advanced Nano Launches in New York State

NYSEDC Seeks Consultant for Homeland Security and Cybersecurity Industry Cluster Analysis

Register Now for the 2018
Economic Developer's Conference!

January 31-February 1
Albany Capital Center, Albany NY

Click Here To Register

Below is a Sneak Preview of the Agenda...

January 31, 2018
8:30am: Welcome & NYSEDC Strategic Plan Presentation
Ryan Silva, Executive Director
9:15am: IDA's in a 21st Century Economy, Best Practices & Tools
Tracey Hitchen Boyd, Assistant Comptroller
Assembly John McDonald
Jeffrey Pearlman, Director, ABO
10:45am: Breakout Sessions
Workforce Development: Summaries, Strategies & Best Practices
Joe Dragone, Capital Region BOCES
Amber Mooney, Business Council NYS
Chris Suozzi, Genessee County

Placemaking, DRI, Urban Revitalization
Tom Nardacci, CEO, Troy Innovation Garage
Sarah Crowell, NYS Department of State

Clean Energy Opportunities in NYS
12:15pm: Lunch Keynote Speaker
Howard Zemsky, Commissioner, Empire State Development

Click Here To See More Of The Developing Agenda

Visit regularly for updates to the participant list. Speakers & panelists will continued to be added as the conference date nears!

Our Team Members

National Grid Economic Development Team

National Grid
Economic Development

Mary Grace Welch

Joseph Russo

Brian Anderson

​Katie Newcombe

​Lyle Sclair

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