Auburn entrepreneurs engage in Microenterprise Pilot Program

Earlier this year, CEDA administered the Microenterprise Pilot Program with the City of Auburn.  The program was directed at low-to-moderate income Auburn residents who were either entrepreneurs or owners of start-ups under 2 years with 5 employees or less. The City of Auburn made available for the program $25,000 in grant money, and CEDA contributed … Continued

CFA Informational Session – Understanding the NYS funding program

Join CEDA and Dan Kolinski, Deputy Director at Empire State Development in Central New York, for an overview on the state’s funding opportunities available in this year’s Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) competition. When:  Thursday, June 3 at 11 a.m. Where:  Online Dan will present the changes to the Empire State Development grant program, which will … 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 DRI funding in 2019 are underway as evidenced by construction materials that are popping up along its streets, and 5 projects awarded recently as part … 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 appointment: Find and register for local vaccine clinics in Cayuga County here: https://www.cayugacounty.us/1610/11263/COVID-19-Immunization-Clinics Contact 315-253-8316 in the City of Auburn or your local town clerk … Continued

Auburn Downtown Revitalization Initiative [DRI] Small Project Grant Fund

The second round of the Auburn Downtown Revitalization Initiative Small Project Grant Fund (“DRI Grant Fund”) has begun. The DRI Grant Fund is intended to assist property owners/developers, for-profit businesses, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit entities in the DRI boundary with investments that will help to meet the following goals: 1) Reinvent Downtown as a vibrant center … Continued

Leadership Cayuga legacy speaks for itself

“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.” — Colin Powell Some would accuse me of looking through rose colored glasses when it comes to talking about Auburn and Cayuga County. I can’t help it though, there is SO much good going on here I can’t help but talk about it with unbridled optimism. Thankfully I’m not … Continued

NYS Women Business Enterprise: Be Heard – Certify

March is Women’s History Month and the theme this year, “Refusing To Be Silenced,” commemorates the suffragette movement. This is a time to reflect and honor those who fought for women’s right to vote. When the suffragettes marched on the street and demanded to be heard via the vote, they were also asking for identity … Continued

Request for Proposals – Cayuga County Supply Chain Analysis

The Cayuga Economic Development Agency (“CEDA”) is requesting proposals (RFP) from qualified firms to conduct a supply chain analysis of the Cayuga County economy. The goal of this analysis is three fold: to identify gaps in supply chains that could be ideal targets for business attraction and startup, to identify opportunities for additional intra-county trade, … Continued

Cayuga County Economic Development during COVID

In a few weeks, Cayuga County will reach a somber anniversary.  Mid-March marks one year since the COVID-19 pandemic forced closures and disruptions throughout our community.  Like so many businesses, the Cayuga Economic Development Agency (CEDA) was thrust into change, reducing staff at our office building, shifting to remote operations, and adopting health and safety … Continued