Looking for Cayuga County’s next top young entrepreneurs!

Do you know a middle or high school student between the ages of 11 and 18, who has a great idea, passion, talent, skill, or is interested in starting their own business? If so, the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is here to help them get their ideas … Continued

Applications for Round 9 funding open, new programs available

Each year the State of New York offers a variety of funding resources through the annual Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) process. This process allows projects, from arts and tourism to business development and energy efficiency, to apply for multiple grants and tax credits through a single online application called the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA). … Continued

NOAA seeks public comment on proposed Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is considering a national marine sanctuary in eastern Lake Ontario to protect historically significant shipwrecks and related maritime heritage resources, and is holding four public meetings on the proposal. This is the first step in the designation process, and the public can comment through July 31 on the … Continued

Feedback requested on arts district draft plan

CNY Arts, an organization promoting the arts and culture industry in the Central New York region, has released its Arts & Entertainment District draft plans for five CNY cities including Auburn. The plans are available to view and comment on via this link:  https://cnyarts.konveio.com/.  The organization is asking for respectful feedback as all comments made … Continued

Info sessions on Round 9 of NYS funding scheduled

Each year the State of New York offers a variety of funding resources through the annual Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) process. This process allows projects, from arts and tourism to business development and energy efficiency, to apply for grants and tax credits through a singular online application called the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA). This … Continued

CEDA and Auburn SCORE: Partners in Cayuga County’s Economic Development

As the Business Development Specialist at CEDA, I specialize in business retention and expansion for small business in Cayuga County and help entrepreneurs start businesses. My work with small businesses can include business planning, assistance with identifying a suitable location and connecting them to resources, information and people who can help them move past the … Continued

May 2019: Economic Development News from Cayuga County

Did you know that you can get local and regional economic development news from the Cayuga Economic Development Agency (CEDA) delivered to your inbox?   Subscribe via the orange “Subscribe” button at the bottom of the page, and we will keep you up-to-date on what’s happening at our organization and in the business community. Missed our … Continued

Workforce development panel and roundtable discussion coming to CCC

For several years following the 2008 Recession, there was an overabundance of employees looking for jobs, which gave employers the upper hand in the hiring process.  Therefore, workforce development resources focused on services for job seekers.  With the economy improving, the unemployment rate is lower than it has been since 1969.  In April 2019, the … Continued

What is an IDA and how does it facilitate business growth?

Cayuga County has two Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs), the Cayuga County Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) that operates throughout the County and the Auburn Industrial Development Authority (AIDA) that operates within the City of Auburn.  An IDA is a public entity authorized by the State of New York to provide certain types of incentives and benefits … Continued

Available sites in Cayuga County

With Cayuga County’s growing economic vitality and lower cost of doing business compared to our more populous neighbors, our rural community offers an attractive package to businesses seeking to locate here. Visit our “Featured Sites” page to learn about some of the commercial real estate available in our area.  This page features several sites including … Continued