Businesses in Cortland County have access to reliable and cost-effective utility services to keep their operations up and running. For more information on the providers in the county, please click the links below.


Electric service in the region is provided by National Grid, one of the largest power suppliers in the northeastern United States. National grid has a number of assistance programs available, such as large and small business programs.

For more information on electric service in Cortland County, please contact:

Brian R. Anderson, CEcD
Lead Economic Development Representative
(315) 428-5140


Gas service in the region is provided by New York State Electric and Gas. NYSEG offers a variety of incentives and assistance programs, including energy efficiency rebates and rates tailored for any type of business or industry. For more information on gas service in Cortland County, please contact:

Bob Pass
Regional Manager
Tel: (607) 762-6298 (Binghamton)
(607) 347-2148 (Ithaca)
Fax: (607) 762-6200
Cell: (607) 760-0603


Cortland County is located in the center of major telecommunications initiatives, so the County is equipped with modern communication systems and is wired for business.

National Grid and its community partners are creating “The Digital Towpath”, which is a project aimed at establishing and rebranding the Erie Canal Corridor as a region that’s in synch with the global network economy. This will be accomplished by:

  • Creating access to world markets
  • Building new infrastructure
  • Help businesses take advantage of expansion opportunities by utilizing e-commerce, electronic cottage industries and wired communities


With an advantageous location atop one of the United States’ largest aquifers, there is an abundance of water available to support Cortland County’s businesses. In fact, the County’s water capacity is double the average daily usage.

There is also reliable, efficient waste water service available to the County’s businesses from the City of Cortland’s waste water facility, the largest in the County. This facility provides services to several municipalities on a contract basis.

For more information on Cortland County’s water and waste water service, please contact:


Pete Alteri
Water Superintendent, Town of Cortlandville
(607) 756-5725

Waste Water

Bruce Adams
Chief Operator, Cortland Wastewater Treatment
(607) 756-7227

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