Follow your passion: Become an Entrepreneur

Do you like to build or grow things? Do you have ideas for making life better, easier, or more fun? Do you sometimes think you could make money from your ideas? What holds you back from doing these things?  Is it business knowledge, connections, or startup money? Are you an entrepreneur? Most people have something … Continued

January 2019: Economic Development News from Cayuga County

Did you know that you can get local 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 Cayuga County business community. Missed our … Continued

How CEDA is helping these Cayuga County businesses grow

At the Cayuga Economic Development Agency (CEDA), we research and teach, listen and mentor, promote and connect.  CEDA is the one-stop organization that provides assistance to start and grow businesses in Cayuga County.  There are a variety of incentives and benefits available on the local, regional, state, and federal levels.  From writing a business plan, … Continued

Cayuga County Agriculture Economic Resources Summit

On Monday, December 3, CEDA held the first Cayuga County Agriculture Economic Resources Summit. This event was held at the Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District Event Room and included two panel discussions and one presentation on New York Farm Net. The morning panel discussion was on Funding Resources. Speakers for the Funding Resources Panel … Continued

Art Means Business

While arts, history, and culture have always been of local importance in Cayuga County, the last decade or so have really shown how economically impactful the arts can be. It is hard to dispute that the arts have been a significant part of what has widely been considered a renaissance in Auburn. This is evidenced … Continued

Shop Cayuga County this holiday season

The time has come again, as it does every year, to make your holiday shopping list and check it twice. Hopefully, as you are checking off the family and friends’ wish lists, you’ve made some of your purchases at our fine, Cayuga County retailers.  Many of our large retail businesses will have amazing one-day-only Black … Continued

This holiday season (and all year long!), support Cayuga County small businesses

For the last eight years, our small businesses have been celebrating “Small Business Saturday,” which falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  The first Small Business Saturday was sponsored by American Express in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In contrast with its counterparts “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” which host deals for die-hard … Continued

The importance of Agriculture to Cayuga County’s Economy

Many residents of Auburn don’t think a lot about the agriculture industry, besides the occasional smell of cow manure. In many ways, Agriculture is a major driver of our local economy. Dairy farms are the largest segment of the local agricultural ecosystem. Our large, efficient dairy farms produce a huge amount of milk, with a … Continued

Experiencing Modern Manufacturing through Augmented Reality

MFG Day is coming up on October 5, 2018, which is a day to celebrate and show off modern manufacturing and “inspire the next generation of manufacturers”. In anticipation of MFG Day, the Manufacturing Institute (the social impact arm of the National Association of Manufacturers) teamed up with PTC (an innovation and technology firm) to … Continued