The Regional Revitalization Partnership (RRP) is a comprehensive, community-driven economic development strategy developed in 2021 by a team led by UBRI. This strategy was made possible by the investment, leadership, and support of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation and in collaboration with the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul, Empire State Development Corporation, and partners in the cities of Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Rochester.

The RRP is a $300 million private and public co-investment in three interconnected geographic areas. Investment in these areas catalyzes economic growth for the entire region.

The RRP takes a public-private approach that will maximize impact and leverage additional investment for Buffalo’s East Side and the urban cores of Rochester and Niagara Falls. This holistic economic development strategy can demonstrate how New York State’s partnership with cities as well as private/philanthropic sectors can drive catalytic initiatives that help disadvantaged communities and lay the foundation for a decade of inclusive recovery.

This strategy, first implemented in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Rochester will serve as a pilot program that could be rolled out to the rest of New York State and has the potential to become an innovative national model for community and economic revitalization.

RRP Overview

A Collaborative Economic Development Strategy for Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Rochester

A Collaborative Economic Development Strategy for Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Rochester