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Entrepreneur, artist, CEO, or organic farmer – Cayuga County can provide your business the resources to start-up and grow.

Cayuga Economic Development Agency’s (CEDA) Specialists can review your business plan and structure, connect you to local resources (accountants, lawyers, financial institutions, marketing firms, etc.), assess financial projections, brainstorm your marketing strategy, guide you in obtaining licenses and permits, answer your questions about hiring employees, and explore funding options.  We will also provide you information on how to connect with networking groups and local partners like the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce, SCORE Auburn, and Onondaga SBDC.

“CEDA is a great starting point for new small businesses.  Having someone to call or email with any question from organization to raising capital or even real estate information is an invaluable resource.  We will continue to reach out to CEDA for guidance and advice as we continue to grow!”

-Josh Sanders, Owner, Sterling Custom Canvas

The owners of Uncrated Love, Simple Roast Coffee Company, and LB Lightning Cyclery all sought assistance from CEDA to help turn their passion into a successful, sustainable business in Cayuga County.  They all received free and confidential advice from our Specialists, and now it’s your turn.

Take a look around our website for an overview of the types of incentives and assistance available, and for more information on how to start your business in Cayuga County, contact Derek Simmonds, CEDA’s Business Development Specialist, (315) 252-3500, dsimmonds@cayugaeda.org.