The Central New York Regional Development Council (CNYREDC) is made up of regional public and private sector leaders. CenterState CEO maintains a seat on the council to help advance regional economic development priorities. The council is one of ten throughout New York State and focuses on the development and growth of Central New York through strategic planning and data-centric prioritization. 

The CNYREDC competes annually for development funding provided by New York State and, to date, has received more competitively awarded funding than any other region. In 2015, Central New York was one of the three Best Plan Awardees, winning $500 million in funding to spur economic growth in the region.