Economic Development News from Cayuga County
January 2019
At the Cayuga Economic Development Agency (CEDA), we research and teach, listen and mentor, promote and connect. CEDA is the one-stop organization that provides assistance to start and grow businesses in Cayuga County. There are a variety of incentives and benefits available on the local, regional, state, and federal levels. From writing a business plan, to accessing the city or county’s revolving loan funds, to navigating the various state and federal programs, CEDA guides businesses through the entire process.
On Monday, December 3, CEDA held the first Cayuga County Agriculture Economic Resources Summit. This event was held at the Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District Event Room and included two panel discussions and one presentation on New York Farm Net.
Upcoming Events
January 22, 3:30 p.m.
The fifth meeting of the Auburn DRI LPC will be held in council chambers at Auburn's City Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the proposed projects currently being considered for DRI funding. Topics to be covered during this meeting include:
• Review of public feedback
• Review and discuss projects for possible inclusion in the Strategic Investment Plan
These meetings are open to the public.
January 24, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
This luncheon is an excellent way to kick-start the year with valuable insight into the economy. Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research & Policy for Americans for the Arts will discuss the impact that the Arts & Culture Industry has on our economy.
February 13, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Attention, Cayuga County Women in Agribusiness: Cultivate your skills by building networking, enhancing your media expertise, and improving your financial health. Sample some of the region’s wines, brews, ciders, cheeses, and sweet treats. Keynote speaker - Dr. Christine Allen, President of Insight Business Works. Feb. 13 at Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn.
Local Industry News
In November, owners and brewers Joe Shelton and Mark Grimaldi began making beer on a new system that's significantly bigger than Aurora's previous one. It not only takes them from producing two to five barrels at a time, it also gives them 30 barrels of fermenter space compared to six previously. 
Photo by Kevin Rivoli, The Citizen
Expanding a business is never an easy task, especially when you are doubling the size of your company. But that hasn’t stopped Mark Kubarek and his family from purchasing two run-down and somewhat failed carwashes and rejuvenating them to bring K & S Car Wash to a total of four locations in Cayuga County....
What We Do
The Cayuga Economic Development Agency (CEDA) provides businesses with easy access to all of the information, incentives and resources needed to start or grow in Cayuga County. For instance, CEDA can help businesses and entrepreneurs find a location or mentor, as well as assist in accessing tax incentives, low interest loan programs, technical assistance, or State grant funding. CEDA does this by working collaboratively with partners and experts throughout the region.