Auburn was awarded a $10M Downtown Revitalization Initiative Grant! Now what?

At the end of July, Governor Cuomo came to Auburn and announced that our community was awarded $10m for transformative downtown projects. This award is part of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), which is in its third year.  Each year, communities around New York submit applications to be considered for this funding. These applications define … Continued

Our approach to business attraction in Cayuga County

Depending upon what type of job you have, I bet you speak a different language at work than you do at home.  Each industry comes with its own terms and acronyms, and this is especially true in economic development; acronyms are in its DNA.  When having a conversation with someone outside of my industry, I … Continued

SCORE’s “Simple Steps” returning to 2 State Street

Have You Always Dreamed of Starting Your Own Business? Your Dreams May Become a Reality! Auburn SCORE, our local chapter of SCORE National, in partnership with the Cayuga Economic Development Agency (CEDA), The Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce, The National SCORE Foundation and Canon, are bringing back the successful you a business planning workshop series, … Continued

2018 Global NY Export Experts Tour coming to CNY

If your company is export-ready or you are interested in entering the global marketplace, you may want to attend one of the eight stops on the Global NY Export Promotion Tour this October. Empire State Development’s (ESD) Global NY Division is taking its expertise on the road and will be making a stop in Central New … Continued

How the Auburn SCORE chapter can help your small business

SCORE is a national organization of experienced business professionals who offer free confidential counseling and low-cost education programs to assist new and existing small business owners. This national network is comprised of hundreds of local chapters. The Auburn chapter is located at 2 State Street, along with the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce and the … Continued

Navigating the NY State of Health marketplace

As an employer or sole-proprietor in Cayuga County, you have options for health coverage for yourself and your employees.  The New York State Department of Health has contracted with Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Inc. and its subcontractor, Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce, to provide Navigator services in Cayuga and Seneca Counties to assist potential enrollees … Continued

How CEDA’s specialists help Cayuga County’s economy

The Cayuga Economic Development Agency (CEDA) was formed in 2009 and then added two new specialists in 2014, the Economic Development Specialist and the Business Development Specialist.  Over the past four years, CEDA has aided with the startup and growth of numerous Cayuga County businesses.  After recently redefining these two specialist positions, we are pleased … Continued

Technical assistance for your Cayuga County business

We are celebrating Economic Development Week (EDW) 2018!  Established by the International Economic Development Council, the goal of EDW is to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities and increase the quality of life.  Throughout this week, we at the Cayuga Economic Development Agency (CEDA) will be sharing information via blog … Continued

How Cayuga County businesses can access state grants and financing

Every spring, New York State lawmakers pass a budget from the upcoming year. This year’s budget, like the seven before it, included resources for the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process. The CFA is a streamlined application process for businesses, non-profits, schools, municipalities, and other organizations to access various types of grant and financing assistance. The … Continued

Employee training assistance programs in Cayuga County

We are celebrating Economic Development Week (EDW) 2018!  Established by the International Economic Development Council, the goal of EDW is to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities and increase the quality of life.  Throughout this week, we at the Cayuga Economic Development Agency (CEDA) will be sharing information via blog … Continued