How Cayuga County businesses can access state development funds

Citizen File Photo:  Tim Gaul speaks to members of the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council during a tour of Cayuga Milk Ingredients in 2015. It’s State Budget time!  New York’s 2017-18 budget is due for passage by the State Legislature and for a signature from the Governor sometime in early April.  Along with … Continued

Dickman Farms Featured in “Big Grower”

Posted by Bruce Sherman. Just as Mother Nature gave us one last reminder (hopefully!) of winter, Dickman Farms Greenhouse and Garden Center opened for the season last Friday, 3/17.  As most people can attest, Dickman’s opening is always Cayuga County’s unofficial beginning of spring!  To make this season’s opening even warmer for this fifth generation … Continued

What grants are available to your business?

As someone who provides assistance to startup businesses, I’m often asked about the availability of grants.  My response is always, “it depends”.  This article explains what grants are available to startup businesses and how they typically find funding. The first thing to clarify is whether the business is for-profit or non-profit.  While for-profit and non-profit … Continued

Upcoming Forum Regarding State Grant Funding Process in 2017

On February 28, 2017, at 8:30am, representatives of the Central NY Regional Economic Development Council (CNY REDC) will be giving a presentation to help businesses and organizations prepare for the 2017 round of State funding. While applications and programs aren’t usually announced until early summer, the CNY REDC is asking potential applicants to submit an Intent … Continued

An in-depth look at how CEDA helped one Cayuga County business grow

David Binns is the owner and president of Aurora Shoe Co. in Ledyard, NY.  Photo provided by The Citizen.     As the Cayuga Economic Development Agency’s (CEDA) Economic Development Specialist, my role is to retain Cayuga County’s existing businesses and help them expand.  In my position over the last three years I have had … Continued

Cayuga County’s recent growth, historic culture and vibrant industry featured in national magazine

Cayuga County’s economic and community development efforts are highlighted in the Dec. 2016-Jan. 2017 edition of Business in Focus magazine.  Business in Focus is a North American online and print publication that features articles with an emphasis on news, events and issues across multiple industries and highlights the success stories of business leaders across the nation. The … Continued

Meet our 2017 Economic Forecast Luncheon keynote speaker

It is that time of year.  Like most businesses and organizations, we at the Cayuga Economic Development Agency (CEDA) are reviewing our 2016 activities and planning for the year ahead.  We are also planning our annual Economic Forecast Luncheon, which will be held Thursday, January 26th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton … Continued

How the Global NY Fund can help Cayuga County businesses

Almost a year ago, Bruce Sherman contributed an article for this column regarding the importance of global business and the resources available for Cayuga County’s exporters. “In today’s global business world, it is not just large companies that can increase sales by exporting or shipping their products outside their own borders…. The ability to export … Continued

It’s time for annual open enrollment

The annual open enrollment period for health insurance is now upon us. New York State of Health is entering its fourth year of facilitating health insurance enrollment on the New York State of Health Exchange (an online health benefit exchange marketplace). The marketplace offers two separate enrollment channels: The Small Business Health Options Program and … Continued

Cayuga County monthly jobless rate drops as employers fill more positions

Unemployment Rates by County, New York State, September 2016 – NYS Department of Labor. Cayuga County employers added 500 new jobs in September, with most of them coming from the private sector. New data from the state Department of Labor put the county’s total non-farm job count at 27,100 last month, a 1.9-percent increase over … Continued