New York State Incentives

New York Is Open for Business incentive-img002 In 2011, Governor Cuomo created 10 Regional Councils to develop long-term strategic plans for economic growth for their regions. A key component of Governor Cuomo’s transformative approach to economic development, these councils are public-private partnerships made up of local experts and stakeholders from business, academia, local government, and non-governmental organizations. The Regional Councils have redefined the way New York invests in jobs and economic growth by putting in place a community-based, bottom up approach. Putnam County, NY falls within the Mid-Hudson Region, which borders New York City, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. It is near the center of the country’s busiest rail corridor, boasts six interstate highways, and easy access to six international airports. With over 30 colleges and universities, the Hudson Valley maintains a highly educated labor force. For more information on the Mid-Hudson Regional Council please give us a call or visit:

The CFA (Consolidated Funding Application) As part of Governor Cuomo’s transformative plan to improve the state’s economic development model, a NYS Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) has been created that will streamline and expedite the grant application process. The CFA process marks a fundamental shift in the way state resources are allocated, ensuring less bureaucracy and greater efficiency to fulfill local economic development needs. For more information on the CFA please give us a call or visit: Call us for more information on available New York Tax Incentives, including current New York State Tax Credits programs. 845-228-8066

New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) Economic Development Growth Extension (EDGE) Program New York State Energy Research andnyserda logoDevelopment Authority’s (NYSERDA) Economic Development Growth Extension (EDGE) Program offers local, regionally-based access to its energy efficiency and research and development (R&D) programs.         

The EDGE Program’s mission includes helping New York’s commercial, industrial, institutional and municipal customers match energy project needs with the available NYSERDA funding opportunities and other economic development resources. Courtney Strong, Inc’s Regional Outreach Contractors (ROCs) are primary resources on the ground in Putnam County. The EDGE Program ROCs support the efforts of the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council; help organizations and businesses build opportunities and create jobs by providing access to NYSERDA programs that encourage sustainability and resiliency; and provide assistance with the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA).

How NYSERDA programs can help you:

For assistance with these programs or for more information, contact your NYSERDA Mid-Hudson EDGE contractors:  Pat Courtney Strong at