Smart business reopenings require careful planning

There has been a lot of uncertainty over the last couple of months, but there is one thing we know for sure: Cayuga County businesses will reopen. We don’t know for sure when and how reopening will happen for different types of businesses, but it is likely to happen gradually over time. We do know … 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 our economic base caused by the pandemic, there has not been a spare moment to pause. For business owners, navigating the world of economic development … 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 conditions. The kits include a small bottle (4-5 ounces) of hand sanitizer, a washable face mask (COVID-19 compliant-meaning it fits above the nose and around … Continued

Federal and local financial assistance programs for businesses

The current pandemic and resulting preventative measures have had a clear impact on businesses and organizations in our community, including financially. However, there are federal and local programs to help offset some of this impact. Two programs, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), were created as part of the … 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 the data from the 2020 Census to make critical decisions that will shape our community’s future. Population counts will be used by the state legislature … 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 updates delivered to your inbox. Our Specialists are available to Cayuga County businesses with FREE and CONFIDENTIAL assistance. We encourage you to reach out via … 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 updates delivered to your inbox. Our Specialists are available to Cayuga County businesses with FREE and CONFIDENTIAL assistance. We encourage you to reach out via … 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 not intended to fully replace lost revenue or cover all operating costs for the duration of the situation. It is intended to provide some breathing … Continued

We are here to help Cayuga County businesses

We have released a Coronavirus Response Survey to collect inquiries from Cayuga County businesses in regard to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Businesses of all types and sizes that are in need of financial and technical assistance resources are encouraged to complete the survey, which can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F3TGTTF. Any Cayuga County business can call … Continued