MVEDD was formed in 1966, and is focused on fulfilling the United States Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) mission in the Mohawk Valley Region. This mission is " ...to create and retain jobs and to help stimulate industrial and commercial growth in distressed rural and urban communities across the nation.” We are one of nine economic development districts in New York State, and one of seventeen revolving loan fund grantees by the EDA.
Mohawk Valley Rehabilitation Corporation (MORECO) was established in 1978, in part, to relieve and reduce unemployment, promote and to provide for additional and maximum employment, to better and to maintain job opportunities, encouraging the development of, or retention of, an industry in the community. MORECO falls under the umbrella of MVEDD.
MVEDD has forged collaboration and cultivated funding for the shared interests of the Mohawk Valley. Our counties include Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego, and Schoharie. We are a private, not-for-profit corporation under the Internal Revenue Code [501-C(3)].
Operation of the District comes from a federal government planning grant (EDA), local government contributions, and loan interest and fees charged to business clients.
Directors are elected by district members and represent all member counties. At least 51% of our Directors must be elected public officials. Our other Directors represent a cross-section of experienced individuals from industrial, commercial, and financial sectors.
Infrastructure planning and development, lender of last resort for businesses, and local government training and assistance.
The District cooperates with a variety of community organizations, attends their meetings and participates in joint projects.
Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful, (KMVB), is a standing committee of Mohawk Valley Economic Development. Its members work toward three core objectives – preventing litter, reducing waste & beautifying communities. KMVB is an affiliate of the Keep America Beautiful Program representing the 6-County, Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council (MVREDC) target area and a standing committee of Mohawk Valley Economic Development District (MVEDD), a community and economic development organization. MISSION STATEMENT To organize, engage and empower public and private entities in the Mohawk Valley to take greater responsibility for improving their community environment. PURPOSE This KMVB consortium follows an approach based on the Keep America Beautiful (KAB) system of behavioral change that unites citizens, businesses and government to work on a variety of projects and solutions that advance core objectives -preventing litter, reducing waste and beautifying communities. This work is done as a region and volunteer members assist each other to further the sustainability and economic vitality of the cities, towns and villages in the Mohawk Valley.
Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful - KMVB
KMVB Chairperson: Sam Russo
Connect with KMVB on Facebook @KeepMohawkValleyBeautiful.KMVB
L to R: Bill Rabbia, Sam Russo, Steve Smith, Kevin Green, Mayor Rob
Palmieri, Jamie Tuttle, Ray Durso
The work of MVFAN is based on the premise that the food system - farmers, processors, distributors, retailers, restaurants, emergency food programs, consumers, as well as the businesses and agencies that support them -- comprises a network that has uniquely important and interrelated impacts on the health of our environment, our economy, and individuals. MVFAN strives to engage the residents of the Mohawk Valley in addressing the fundamental question: How can our community and our region create a healthy, secure future based on a resilient local food system where affordable and nutritious food is accessible to all?
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Farm along the Erie Canal Trail portion of the Empire State Trail.