Dear Downtown Syracuse Business Owners,
The Syracuse Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) has created a dedicated $500,000 fund to provide zero-percent interest, 180-day emergency loans to small businesses in the City. Up to $25,000 (average loan size will be $10,000) per business is available, and the City intends to issue loan approvals within 7 days of an application.
If this program is of interest to you, please consider applying soon as there may be high demand for the resources available.
Next week we will send another email with a full listing of resources available. To view a comprehensive list (updated daily) of additional financial tools, please
and scroll to Business Resources. Click on "Financial Resources & Opportunities" for a full listing, including loans, non-profit grants, and industry resources.
To reach our Economic Development department directly and discuss available options, please reach out to Heather Schroeder, Director of Economic Development, at
We look forward to hearing from you.