• Reducing unemployment
  • Promote maximum employment
  • Improving job opportunities

Our Mission

The Village of Fairport Local Development Corporation is a catalyst for the growth of the Village of Fairport as a complete community and sought after destination for residents, visitors, and businesses by providing financial and technical assistance to local businesses and organizations that promote full employment and create a vibrant sense of place.

What We Do

The Fairport Local Development Corporation (FLDC) acts in our community’s interest to achieve strategic employment growth, a sustainable local economy and a vibrant community setting enjoyed by residents, visitors, and the business community.

By supporting capital projects that create jobs and increase the Village of Fairport’s tax base, we aim to: Relieve and reduce unemployment; Promote and provide for additional and maximum employment; Programs that offer support to local business for capital improvements or in response to business conditions; Improve and maintain job opportunities; assistance for projects that improve accessibility, embrace public art, or create village events; and lessen the burdens of government.

*As of April 17, 2012 the Village of Fairport LDC is incorporated as a not-for profit local development corporation under Section 1411 of the Not-For-Profit Corporation Law of the State of New York.

How We Help

Commercial Loans

Low interest loans are available for the acquisition, renovation or expansion of real property and the purchase of equipment.

Community Support

Financial assistance for projects that improve accessibility, embrace public art, or create village events.

Business Grant Programs

Grant programs that offer support to local business for capital improvements or in response to business conditions.

Bond Issuance

Tax-exempt bonds to construct and equip facilities for not-for-profits can reduce the cost of financing.

For information and applications contact our Executive Director:

Success Stories

The Cannery

The long-vacant 62,000 square-foot former can factory and 42,000 square-foot industrial building that dominated the north side of the village were impediments to the revitalization of Fairport.  

Sterling West

What began as a simple façade improvement project in 2004, resulted in the demolition of 2 buildings and the construction of what has become a signature project in the heart of the Village. The Fairport Urban Renewal Agency supported this project with a $300,000 low-interest loan and a façade grant. The total project cost was $1,200,000. 

Iron Smoke Whiskey

Iron Smoke Whiskey, founded in 2011, is a small-batch craft distillery. Enjoying success, the distillery needed a larger location. Working with Fairport Local Development Corporation, a suitable site was identified, and Iron Smoke relocated to the Fairport location in 2014.  The project was assisted with a low-interest loan for renovations, build-out costs, fixtures, and equipment. The total project cost was $850,000.

Fairport Landing

Developed through Urban Renewal programs in the 1970’s, the 120,000 square foot Fairport Landing shopping center had served as a key component of the Village’s commercial corridor. Due to shifting retail trends and lack of investment, the property was experiencing significant vacancy.

FLDC Documents

To view FLDC documents, forms, policies, and more visit our document library.


“Thank you for the grant! It made my vision come true for my house!!”

Lisa L.
Village Resident

“Thank you so much for this front porch grant. It certainly helps. I am grateful that I now have a safe and beautiful front porch.” 

Joanne M.

Village Resident

“The village of Fairport’s economic development group has embraced the project,” Lester said. “Most municipalities would have put the development team through the ringer. Fairport was like, ‘What can we do for you?’ ”

Matt Lester

Caliber Brokerage

“This is a shining example of how the arts and the Erie Canal can come together to create vibrant public spaces. Fairport has long been a quintessential canal village and this installation will make it an even more compelling destination.”

Brian U. Stratton

NYS Canal Corporation Director

“Fairport’s Office of Community and Economic Development supports local businesses and is dedicated to developing a Village business district that supports small business and the needs of the local community. OCED helps business owners cut through the red tape and navigate the complex process for new businesses looking to open or existing businesses looking to expand. It is like having an extra consultant on your team that will support you throughout the life cycle of your business.”

Tracy Jong, Esq.

Senior Attorney, Evans Fox, LLP

“The Village of Fairport is blessed with scenic Canal frontage, vibrant retail, food and beverage establishments, and a wonderfully charming community. They are also fortunate to have the Office of Community and Economic Development, which works tirelessly to champion development projects and capitalize on opportunities to optimize their downtown. Working with OCED on numerous projects within the Village has been undoubtedly one of the highlights of my professional career.”

John Reddington, RLA, ASLA

Trowbridge Wolf Michaels - A Fisher Associates Landscape Architecture Studio

“Fairport OCED supports the charming and thriving village of Fairport with engaged and creative leadership who are dedicated to working with businesses and the community on sustainable growth. Great people to work with!”

Jared Shepard

MRB Group

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