Auburn Downtown Revitalization Initiative Small Project Grant Fund

The Auburn Downtown Revitalization Initiative Small Project Grant Fund (“DRI Grant Fund”) is intended to assist property owners, businesses, and entrepreneurs in the DRI boundary with investments that will help to meet the following goals: 1) Reinvent Downtown as a vibrant center for living, working, learning, entertaining, and civic engagement; 2) Promote Auburn and engage, … Continued

Give a dose of dollars to new and small local businesses during COVID

Cayuga County’s economy is not immune from COVID-19. Despite the major challenges the virus has brought, our area has experienced a rapid rise in bold entrepreneurship. Downtown Auburn has seen 11 new businesses open this year. New business leads to jobs and faster recovery.  Virtually all job growth, including replacing jobs lost, comes from new … Continued

Meet Meg: CEDA’s Business Development Specialist

We are pleased to announce and welcome Meg Goloub as our Business Development Specialist. Ms. Goloub’s role is to work with entrepreneurs and small businesses to develop business strategies designed for growth and adaptability. She also helps connect businesses with resources and partner programs for education, business development and funding. The goal in making these resources available is … 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

How we’re helping grow Cayuga County’s economy

For about a decade, the Cayuga Economic Development Agency (CEDA) has been providing businesses and entrepreneurs with easy access to all of the information, incentives, and resources needed to start or grow in Cayuga County. In the past three years, CEDA has worked with 349 existing businesses and 167 entrepreneurs. These activities have resulted in … Continued

Reopening Cayuga County businesses reminded to complete affirmations with NYS

CEDA has been informed by Cayuga County officials that 334 Cayuga County businesses have completed their affirmations and safety plans. Before reopening, all businesses in New York State are required to have completed two documents – a Safety Plan and the Affirmation document.   According to New York State, each business or entity must develop … Continued

Helping Cayuga County’s Hispanic business owners

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th to October 15th. It’s scheduled for this time of the year because September 15th is the independence day for Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua Guatemala and El Salvador. In addition, September 16th is Mexican Independence day and September 18th is Chilean Independence Day. According to the US Census Bureau, … Continued

Learn how to navigate New York State’s contracting system

We will host a virtual training seminar in October on how to do business with New York State.  Part of our “CEDA 101” educational series, this training will consist of two sessions: Session 1 – Tuesday, October 6, 9-10am Session 2 – Thursday, October 8, 10-11:30am Registrants need only to register for Session 1 (link … 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 Technical Specialist for the Cayuga Economic Development Agency (CEDA) and Kim Taggerty as Office Administrator. Ms. Symes attended Cayuga Community College where she studied Medical … Continued

AIDA considering place brand for City of Auburn

Think of a brand.  For many people, the first thing that comes to mind is perhaps logos like the Nike “swoosh”, Apple’s “apple”, or McDonald’s “golden arches”.  Now, think of what those symbols mean or how they make you feel.  If you’re a sports fan, think of your favorite team and all of the logos, … Continued