• Water Street

    Part of more than $80 million in recent and planned downtown investments

  • Yates County

    3 Finger Lakes providing more than 5 trillion gallons of fresh water

About Finger Lakes EDC

The Finger Lakes Economic Development Center is here to help businesses in Yates County, New York succeed. Whether you are an entrepreneur working to launch your dream business, a company looking to locate to the area, or an existing business looking for available resources, the Finger Lakes Economic Development Center is here to assist you.

Yates County Economic & Community Health

Yates County, New York is topping the list on a number of economic and community benchmarks in the Finger Lakes nine-county Region. From Tourism, housing, financial self-sufficiency, and general community health and wellness, Yates County has made strides and surpassed its neighbors in nearly every measured category. The FLEDC is proud to highlight these in our report here:

Yates County Economic and Community Health

$10 Million DRI Grant:

2nd Local Planning Committee Presentation – 12/13/18


DRI 2nd LPC Meeting – Press Release

Second meeting of the Penn Yan Downtown Revitalization Initiative Local Planning Committee Scheduled for December 13, 2018 at the Penn Yan Fire Department at 5:30pm

DRI Public Survey – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y35B3GK 

DRI Public Survey Press Release

DRI RFI APPLICATION – Request for Project Information


DRI RFI Press Release

DRI PUBLIC MEETING – Tuesday, November 27, 2018. 5:30pm-7:00pm – Penn Yan Academy – Cafeteria

RFI Info Presentation – 11/16/18

Local Planning Committee Presentation – 11/8/18

The Village will host a meeting on November 16, 2018 at 1 p.m. to review the RFI and answer questions. RFI submissions are due on December 10, 2018 before 4:00 p.m.. Please submit the form and attachments electronically to eflynn@labellapc.com (preferred) or deliver to the Village Office, P.O. Box 426, 111 Elm Street, Penn Yan, NY, 14527.

#1 County in Rochester / Finger Lakes Region since 2000 in:

  • Total manufacturing job growth: 29%
  • Total job growth: 19%
  • Tourism spending increase: 68%
  • Median home value increase: 20%

Since 2000:

  • Nearly 100 new attraction & start-ups
  • 100+ loans made to small businesses
  • 1600+ jobs created
  • $260,000,000 in company investments
  • 1st agricultural specific loan in NYS