BDC Hires New Director

On June 20, 2018 The Batavia Development Corporation (BDC) Board voted to hire Rachael Tabelski as the organization’s new director.  She will begin on July 9, 2018  BDC New Director Press Release


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Downtown Revitalization Initiative Round Two Winner!

Recognizing that companies are increasingly seeking to relocate and invest in vibrant, walkable downtowns in an effort to attract and retain a talented workforce, Governor Cuomo launched a second round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), a $100 million effort to improve the vitality of urban centers across New York State.

In 2017, ten communities were identified by the Governor’s Regional Economic Development Councils (REDCs) to participate in the DRI. The State facilitated a community planning process that resulted in a Strategic Investment Plan for each community. To fully leverage the impact of the DRI, Local Planning Committees identified projects that totaled in excess of the available DRI funds to ensure a continued pipeline of projects ready for funding within the community. The Governor will soon announce the projects that will receive implementation funding through the Downtown Revitalization Initiative.

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$100 Million I’m All In!


Batavia city management unveiled the 2018 budget with an overview presentation to City Council.  For the first time, the budget is built around a single 5-year goal to realize $100 million of investment in the City in the next five years.  To put this in perspective, the City Manager said there had been almost this amount invested over the past decade, so management is actually suggesting the City DOUBLE its speed of investment.  The budget introduced four priorities to achieve that goal:  FOCUS on growth, Organizational Excellence, Neighborhood Investment and BIG Collaborative Projects.  The Batavia Development Corporation is a proud partner to achieve the City’s ambitious goal. To see the City Manager’s Budget Message, click here,


Batavia Pathway to Prosperity

Bet on Batavia VIDEO showcases our community and priority projects.

Logo_BataviaPTP_Purple An unprecedented Batavia Pathway to Prosperity policy was instituted in March 2016 following months of dialogue between City and County officials. Each taxing jurisdiction agreed to repurpose a share of future payments on lieu of tax to leverage private investment made in the City’s central corridor, a unique incentive to advance redevelopment. A five partner strategic alliance was born for program implementation between Genesee County, City of Batavia, Batavia City School District, GCEDC and BDC.

Ellicott Station- Savarino Companies

In March of 2016, Savarino Companies was chosen by the BDC to be the preferred developer of Ellicott Station.


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The Batavia Development Corporation (BDC) works to improve the quality of life within the City of Batavia through planning, collaboration and programming that will encourage retention and development of small business, promote additional and maximum employment opportunities, retain and enhance the community’s fiscal base and attract new business through research-based marketing and brownfield redevelopment.

The BDC is an independent organization that has assisted small businesses within the City of Batavia since 1994.

Today, the BDC is focused on attracting partners to redevelop underutilized real estate in the City’s central business district while fostering an entrepreneurial business climate. As such, the BDC has the authority to seek loans and grants from governmental agencies, especially where a local or community development corporation is the only acceptable applicant so as to benefit the community citizens and business enterprises at all levels of commerce, industrial, commercial, retail.

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