Economic Development

The City of Batavia has placed greater emphasis on economic development through a dedicated services agreement with the Batavia Development Corporation in order to promote, encourage, attract and develop job opportunities and economically sound commerce and industry within the City.

The Batavia Development Corporation provides leadership and technical assistance to businesses, residents and elected officials that will:

  • provide direction and momentum for revitalization of the City’s commercial and industrial areas;
  • maintain a business friendly and investment friendly atmosphere;
  • provide a system for sustainable  development and preservation of the City’s historic fabric; and
  • develop, support and advance programs that increase the quality of life in the City of Batavia.

The Batavia Development Corporation (BDC) also administers low interest loans and a grant program for start-up or existing businesses that create or retain jobs in the City.  Contact the BDC at (585) 345-6380 for more information. 

City of Batavia – New York Main Street Grant Program


A $300,000 New York Main Street Grant has been awarded to the City of Batavia to provide grant funding for applicants to implement interior and exterior building improvements in Batavia’s Business Improvement District (BID) for commercial and mixed-use structures. Filling vacant and underutilized structure has been a common goal across many of Batavia’s planning documents including the Brownfield Opportunity Area (2015), The City’s Comprehensive Plan (2016) and the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) Investment Strategy (2018).

Buildings must have a plan ready to implement, and adequate funding to cover the cost of the entire project up-front as this is a reimbursement grant after project completion.

The City of Batavia may award up to $50,000 in NYMS grant funds, per building, not to exceed 75% of the total building renovation project cost. Building renovation funds may be used to renovate facades, storefronts and commercial interiors, with an additional $25,000 per residential unit up to a per building maximum of $100,000, not to exceed 75% of the total project cost The funding is on a building-by-building basis and “in-kind” match is not eligible. Costs incurred prior to the effective date of a grant agreement are not eligible for reimbursement, and not eligible as a match.

A public information session will be held on February 25th, 2020 @ 9:00AM, located at City Hall – One City Centre 2nd floor Council Chamber, Batavia NY 14020.

February 25th, 2020- New York Main Street Grant Program Public Presentation and Information Session FLYER (Click Here: Batavia Development Corp.) and PRESENTATION

To obtain any of the below documents please click here:  Batavia Development Corp.

Building Improvement Design Guidelines for Downtown Batavia click on this link: Batavia Development Corp.

Applications are due by March 20th, 2020 at 4:30pm.

The City of Batavia and BDC will accept applications after the deadline, however these applications will not be considered in the round one funding awards.  If there is funding available after the round one selection the Project Review and Selection Committee will examine the applications submitted after March 20th, 2020.

Submit to Andrew Maguire

via email:

In person or by mail:
Batavia Development Corporation
C/O Andrew Maguire
One City Centre
Batavia, NY 14020