Tiny businesses equal big impact

Prior to COVID-19, over 92% of businesses in the US were classified as small business and they employed roughly 47% of the private sector workforce.  COVID-19 had a huge impact … Continued

Springing Auburn’s economy forward

It’s an exciting time for Auburn, NY.  The trees are greening and, similarly, downtown businesses are blossoming with the help of the Auburn Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI).  Projects originally awarded … Continued

Help employees get vaccinated

With vaccine eligibility open to New York residents 16 and older, Cayuga County’s workforce is eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19. There are various ways for residents to get an … Continued

Shop local advertising campaign a success

Over the past two months, CEDA ran an advertising campaign to promote and support Cayuga County small retailers and restaurants during the holiday season and into the new year. Our … Continued

CEDA launches Microenterprise Program

The Cayuga Economic Development Agency (CEDA) is launching a new small business development series – the “Microenterprise Program”.  The program will be offered to low-to-moderate-income citizens of the City of … Continued

COVID-19 Emergency Microloan Program

The Cayuga Economic Development Agency (CEDA) is offering an Emergency Microloan for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. This Emergency Microloan program offers small, but favorable, loans and is … Continued

Cayuga Strategic Solutions Welcomes New Hires

Cayuga Strategic Solutions, the joint venture of the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce and the Cayuga Economic Development Agency, is pleased to announce and welcome Taylor Symes as Economic Development … Continued

Is Leadership Cayuga for you?

Leadership Cayuga is an engaging, hands-on community education program of the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce that gives a diverse group of aspiring and current leaders an experience like none … Continued

Economic Development Week in 2020

Economic Development Week has arrived, and for those of us in the industry, this week typically allows us time to reflect on our goals. Due to the rapid shifting of … Continued

Wellness Kits for farm workers

The Cayuga Community Health Network (CCHN) is preparing Wellness Kits for Cayuga County farm workers, who are among the highest at risk for COVID-19 infection due to living and working … Continued

April 1st is Census Day

Today is Census Day, and now more than ever, it is important for Cayuga County to respond.  Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and other important players will use … Continued

CEDA Update – March 27, 2020

Our staff are working to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening in the business community and at our organization during this disruptive and difficult time.  SUBSCRIBE to our listserv to get our … Continued

CEDA Update – March 26, 2020

Our staff are working to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening in the business community and at our organization during this disruptive and difficult time.  SUBSCRIBE to our listserv to get our … Continued

CEDA Update – March 19, 2020

Our staff are working to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening in the business community and at our organization during this disruptive and difficult time.  SUBSCRIBE to our listserv to … Continued

Using business goals for growth

Establishing goals is an important aspect of managing a successful business. To develop useful goals, businesses need to step back from day-to-day business operations and plan out short-term, mid-term and … Continued

January 2020: Cayuga Economic Development News

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 … Continued

2020 Economic Forecast Luncheon

Every year, CEDA hosts the Economic Forecast Luncheon to provide information about economic and demographic trends locally, as well as on topics and concepts that affect our area’s economic wellbeing. … Continued

National Veterans Small Business Week

This week marks the sixth annual National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW), which was founded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in order to celebrate, connect, and empower service … 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 … Continued

Solar Developments

NYSERDA Presentation: Solar Energy Projects and RPTL 487 Mr. Houtan Moaveni from NYSERDA will present on NY’s renewable energy goals and incentives, as well as municipalities’ responsibilities under Real Property … Continued

Auburn’s Opportunity Zone

In Cayuga County, the northwest quadrant of the City of Auburn is a Qualified Opportunity Zone. The federal Opportunity Zone program is an economic development tool designed to spur long-term, … 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 … Continued