Placemaking is a collaborative planning and technical assistance process that helps leaders from rural communities create quality places where people will want to live, work, visit and learn.  Through our community engagement, strong partnerships, and implementation assistance, we will collaborate with these towns and villages to help solve problems, create effective new projects and strategic plans, and build more creative and equitable places to live, work, and play.  

“We have a vibrant community with passionate residents and an up-and-coming downtown area that is ripe with possibility. We are excited and eager to help identify community assets and projects that will help our community become a better place to live, work, and play for all.”

“We believe through our efforts to collaborate with MVEDD and the many committed partners supporting this project, we can help continue to be an agent for positive change in our region.”

“The Village of Palatine Bridge has a variety of places located on the historic registry and is located along the Mohawk River which provides a serene and beautiful landscape for our residents. We look forward to engaging with MVEDD and USDA-RD to better understand ways in which we can further enhance our community.”

“MVEDD’s approach to placemaking activities will make our communities stronger, which benefits the many students and staff who live and work in these communities. In order to help keep the next generation in our communities, we need to have youth actively involved in decisions regarding placemaking programs and future projects. This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about community engagement, public policy, and network.”

“The County is committed to placemaking projects for continuing revitalization momentum in this region, and we see this initiative as a complement to our community development goals for creating flourishing towns by investing in small businesses and neighborhoods.”

Creative Resiliency in the Mohawk Valley

Small Business Workshop tomorrow at the Fort Plain High School Library

Get ready for the Mohawk Valley Economic Development District (MVEDD) Small Business Workshop tomorrow from 3:00 to 5:00pm.

MVEDD to host Small Business Workshop

The Mohawk Valley Economic Development District will host a Small Business Workshop on December 12 from 3:00 to 5:00pm at the Fort Plain High School Library.

RPIC IN REVIEW 2022-2023

The Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge is a grant program of the USDA Rural Development Office. MVEDD was awarded in October of 2022.

Fort Plain

Village incorporated in 1832

The Fort Plain Historic District is a national historic district located at Fort Plain in Montgomery County, New York.


Town formed in 1798

The Town of Minden contains historic, architectural and cultural resources which gives the Town a character all its own.


Village incorporated in 1878

The Nelliston Historic District is a national historic district located at Nelliston in Montgomery County, New York.

Palatine Bridge

Village incorporated in 1867

The Palatine Bridge Historic Districtis 136-acre (55 ha) core of historic village settled by Palatine Germans in late 18th-century.

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