Economic Development News from Cayuga County
September 2019
Networking is an important skill for entrepreneurs to develop. It helps you to expand and deepen your list of contacts, who can help you get things done and build your business’s client base. The best networking opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs are often events where other people are there for the same purpose. 
CNY REDC seeks employer input on employees and childcare issues
CEDA has been advocating for fundamental changes to the way childcare is funded in NY in order to make it more sustainable for our working families. We have focused on it as a workforce issue, both for your current employees and to create the best employees for you in the future. Please complete this short 4 question survey, or forward to the appropriate person familiar with your employees and childcare issues during work. This information will be used as we continue to advocate on your behalf.

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Through months of meetings and public workshops, an initial list of 29 projects seeking a portion of the $10 million pot was narrowed down to 18 by the  DRI Local Planning Committee.  In March, that list was  sent to the state  to further trim the number of grant contenders. 
Two recent wine competitions have yielded several awards for Cayuga County wineries, including a Riesling distinction for one producer. Colloca Estate Winery in Fair Haven was named the 2019 New York Riesling Winery of the Year at the New York International Wine Competition held May 5 in Manhattan. The ninth annual competition received more than 1,300 entries from 23 countries, and was  judged  by a panel of trade buyers only, according to its website.
When Mike Sigona  opened  the Thirsty Pug Craft Beer Market in June 2014, he wasn't easy to find. And he didn't have to be. Back then, his customers were mostly craft beer diehards, often from well outside Cayuga County. They knew what they wanted — fresh India pale ales, rare sours, highly regarded Belgians — and they knew Sigona's Genesee Center bottle shop had it. 
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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.