N.Y. Economic Development Law Section 185
Revitalization programs

In addition to the criteria described in § 184 (Criteria for eligibility for economic development power)section one hundred eighty-four of this article and such other criteria as the board may by rule or regulation define, an economic development power allocation may be made to a business in serious, long-term distress that is not primarily caused by normal, short-term changes in the business cycle, when the applicant demonstrates to the satisfaction of the board:


that the applicant has formulated and will implement a comprehensive business revitalization plan which is described in its application, and which:


contains a detailed strategy for actions to be taken by the applicant to continue as a successful business, including, but not limited to, productivity and efficiency improvements, changes in operations, financing or management, measures to enhance labor and management cooperation and to improve the skills and performance of the work force at all levels, capital investment in new equipment and plant modernization, development of new markets and products, and such other actions as will enable the business to stabilize and sustain its operations;


has been endorsed by the board of directors; and


establishes a verifiable schedule for completion of proposed actions;


that an allocation of economic development power will significantly contribute to the revitalization plan;


that the business is likely to close, partially close or relocate out of state resulting in the loss of substantial numbers of jobs;


that the business is an important employer in the community and efforts to revitalize the business are in the long-term interests of both employees and the community;


that a reasonable prospect exists that the proposed revitalization plan will enable the business to remain competitive and become profitable and preserve jobs for a substantial period of time;


that the applicant demonstrates cooperation with the local electricity distributor and other available sources of assistance to reduce energy costs to the maximum extent practicable, through conservation and load management; and


that the allocation will not unduly affect the cost of electric service to customers of the local electricity distributor.

Source: Section 185 — Revitalization programs, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/COM/185 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

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