Since 1966, forging collaboration and cultivating funding for the
shared interests of Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery,
Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie Counties
In New York State, The Mohawk Valley Economic Development District, Inc. (MVEDD) is one of nine economic development districts (EDDs) and one of seventeen revolving loan fund grantees of the United States Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA), serving the counties of Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie.
Established in 1966, MVEDD is a private, not-for-profit corporation formed to fulfill the EDA mission in our region, which is “…to create and retain jobs and to help stimulate industrial and commercial growth in distressed rural and urban communities across the nation.”
We accomplish this by serving as a subordinate lender to small businesses in "The District," supporting the EDA funding applications of our region's municipalities seeking infrastructure improvement grants, and serving as a source of regional action on projects that minimize the tax burden and maximize collaboration. On behalf of our MVEDD membership, we invite you to become a member of our non-profit.
Our programs benefit small businesses and agribusiness with loans, clean energy opportunities, and resources to grow their businesses and create jobs in our communities.
We provide resources and technical assistance for cities, towns, and villages within our 6 county district for clean energy opportunities, grant writing assistance, and training.
We also work with individuals in our 6 county area to connect them with resources for more energy efficient upgrades and cost reduction to their properties.
Mission: Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful (KMVB) will align with the fundamental principle of the NYS Regional Economic Development Councils: collaboration across municipal boundaries to organize, engage and empower public and private entities to improve the environmental and economic conditions in the six-county Mohawk Valley Region. The Mohawk Valley Region is made up of Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego, and Schoharie Counties and represents 500,000 people.
Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful is an affiliate in good standing of Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the largest volunteer organization in the United States.
KMVB is a standing committee of the Mohawk Valley Economic Development District (MVEDD). Since 1966, the "District" has been a source of regional action involving business loan assistance and the construction of our industrial infrastructure through grants received from the Economic Development Administration. In recent years, MVEDD has partnered with its member counties and their local governments when asked for assistance in finding grants and minimizing the tax burden on our private sector businesses.
As an affiliate of KAB, KMVB will support the pillars of the national organization: reduction of waste materials, increase in recycling, and beautification and greening of public spaces. In addition, KMVB will support three KAB programs in its six-county membership: The Municipal Appearance Index, the Great American Cleanup, and the Adopt-a-spot program. It is expected that the three KAB programs will occur in each of the six counties and that records of the activity will be submitted to KMVB.
As a standing committee of MVEDD, KMVB will support economic development efforts to support sustainability in order to build communities with a more robust economy and vibrant community life. KMVB will partner with local, state, and national organizations to further its goals.
KMVB and MVEDD will inform, educate, and coordinate its membership in grant opportunities related to its mission and the needs of its members.
KMVB requires members to record their volunteer hours and to submit their records twice annually, in January and July. KMVB members – individuals, groups, and municipalities -- are required to pay modest dues.
KMVB has an elected Board of Directors as well as elected officers who serve as KMVB’s executive committee. The MVEDD’s executive director serves as the executive director of KMVB. The MVEDD staff assists KMVB in its routine office tasks.