Economic & Community Development


The Office of Economic and Community Development (OECD) is dedicated to creating a more vibrant community by:

  • Overseeing the business and community climate of the City of Middletown, in cooperation with the Common Council and various City boards and departments.
  • Administering Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.
  • Foster economic development, redevelopment, growth, expansion, retention, and attraction of new and existing businesses in an effort to improve employment opportunities and foster economic growth.
  • Promote neighborhood stabilization through homeownership as well as owner-occupied and rental housing rehabilitation assistance.
  • Facilitating communication between commercial interests and the municipal government.
  • Develop and promote Civic and Cultural Affairs as a tourist draw and as a quality of life benefit for residents of the City.
  • Provide financing assistance and other incentives for small businesses utilizing Industrial Development and Community Development Agency mechanisms as well as CDBG funds.

Publications, Documents & Action Plan by the Year

View publications, documents, and action plan by the year

2023 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) 

The OECD will be holding a public hear on February 28, 2024 at 4 p.m. in the Common Council Chambers located on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 16 James Street, Middletown, New York 10940 to answer questions regarding the Community Development Block Grant CAPER for the January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023 Program Year. 

A comment period for the Final 2023 CAPER will begin February 28, 2024 and commence March 12, 2024. The CAPER will be available for public review and written comments at the Office of Economic & Community Development, City Hall, 16 James Street, Middletown, New York 10940.  The office is open Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. 

Click here for the full pubic notice.

Draft 2023 CAPER