The Cayuga Economic Development Agency is driven by a mission statement and a vision for development and economic growth in Cayuga County.

The Vision for Economic Growth:

  • Growing employment opportunities for Cayuga County and the region by leveraging our unique local assets and resources for business and job development.
  • Establishing a “One Stop” for businesses of any size or category where resources and incentives can be delivered in an efficient, unified manner.
  • Cultivating the diverse industries in Cayuga County and working to help them grow jobs and invest locally.
  • Broadening the spirit of entrepreneurship which has been the catalyst for Cayuga’s past successes and is now the skill set that inspires individual talent to drive business innovation to create jobs, chart careers and strengthen our communities.
  • Working to strengthen a creative business environment within Cayuga County that possesses low costs for housing labor, energy and land along with a talented workforce partnered with a proactive educational sector positioned with “turnkey” development sites.

Strategic Plan

In 2011, the Cayuga Economic Development Agency created an economic development strategic plan. Included in this plan are:

  • A summary of the area economy and identification of the key economic forces within our region
  • A sector analysis of the current business and industry mix
  • An assessment of the area’s economic strengths and weaknesses
  • An assessment of the businesses and industries that align with our strengths and economic vision

Parts of this plan received updates and edits in 2018. You can view the updates here.

Annual Reports

Every year, the Cayuga Economic Development Agency produces an annual report, which highlights ongoing and completed projects and CEDA’s activities and outcomes from the previous year.

Supply Chain Analysis

CEDA contracted with MRB Group in 2021 to conduct a supply chain analysis of the Cayuga County economy. The goal of the analysis was intended to:

  • Identify gaps in supply chains that could be ideal targets for business attraction and startup
  • Identify opportunities for additional intra-county trade
  • Identify areas where there are supply surpluses or by-product recycling that can create new market opportunities

CEDA uses this analysis to inform our targeted approach to business development and attraction, and thus grow a base of businesses that are a good fit for our community.

The full report is available for viewing/download below.

2021 Cayuga County Supply Chain Analysis

Prepared for the Cayuga Economic Development Agency by MRB Group

Executive Summary

The Cayuga Economic Development Agency (CEDA) engaged MRB Group to conduct a Supply Chain Analysis in order to inform future business attraction and retention efforts. This study concludes that the following types of businesses represent business attraction and expansion candidates on the basis of opportunities for supply chain synergies.

  • Other Animal Food Manufacturing (NAICS 311119)
  • Fluid Milk Manufacturing (NAICS 311511; includes goods like yogurt, milk-based beverages, cottage cheese, etc.)
  • Cheese Manufacturing (NAICS 311513)*
  • Dry, Condensed, and Evaporated Dairy Product Manufacturing (NAICS 311514)
  • Perishable Prepared Food Manufacturing (NAICS 311991)
  • Other Snack Food Manufacturing (NAICS 311919)
  • Coffee and Tea Manufacturing (NAICS 311920)
  • All Other Miscellaneous Food Manufacturing (NAICS 311999)
  • Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing (NAICS 3114)
  • Soybean and Other Oilseed Processing (NAICS 311224)
  • Flour Milling (NAICS 311211)
  • Corrugated and Solid Fiber Box Manufacturing (NAICS 322211)
  • Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing (NAICS 3363)
  • Animal Slaughtering and Processing (NAICS 31116)
  • Warehousing and Storage (NAICS 4931)
* Based on CEDA’s experience reviewing Cheese Manufacturing site requirements, we note that Cayuga County may be limited to pursuing the attraction or start-up of smaller operations associated with local farms, until additional infrastructure is available.
Additionally, it is recommended that CEDA seek to attract smaller and start-up customers of local plastics product manufacturers (which represent a highly varied set of industries), as well as smaller and start-up food processors that are customers of local dairy product manufacturers and flour millers. They potentially represent scalable companies in growth industries with existing relationships in the County.
View/Download the full 2021 Cayuga County Supply Chain Analysis

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