Welcome to Cortland, NY!

Cortland County, located in New York’s Finger Lakes region, offers the very best of upstate living. With good schools, a wondrous four-season climate, vital, historic, and safe downtowns, affordable real estate and one of New York’s hottest SUNY campuses, Cortland County brings a lot to the table for business and quality of life. Our transportation infrastructure provides easy access to major northeastern and international markets, and the region’s concentrations of colleges and universities to make Cortland County an ideal location for relocating or expanding companies. 

Public Meetings

Monthly Board Meeting Notice – 40 Main Street, Suite A, 2nd Floor

 

  • BDC Board Meeting — Noon, June 8, 2020

 

Public Hearing Notices

 

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On Reopening the Cortland County Economy

As the economy continues to reopen please know that we are closely monitoring developments and impacts on the Cortland County business community. Working with our local, regional, state, and national partners we will do our best to provide information you can count on in positioning your business for success.

Meanwhile, we want to underscore the importance of following guidelines about how you can best protect yourselves and your employees in the days and weeks ahead — this is crucial as the lockdowns unwind and we return to a sense of normalcy. These practices include good personal hygiene (wash your hands), a commitment to social distancing, cleaning public surfaces when possible, and monitoring staff and visitors for nay signs of sickness.

Garry VanGorder
Executive Director

 

BDC Assists In Facemask Distribution Efforts

Cortland, NY – The Cortland County BDC assisted with the distribution of thousands of facemasks across Cortland County at the height of the COVID-19 crisis.

The BDC, Cortland County, the county’s Tavern and Restaurant Association and the Cayuga-Cortland Workforce Development board funded and distributed the face coverings over a two-day period in early April as the result of an executive order by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The initiative began with the county’s acquisition of a mask supply through Homer’s Welder’s Warehouse, making some of them available for distribution to local businesses and others who need them. The BDC later helped underwrite the restaurant association’s mask distribution to its members, as well. 

“We’re happy that we can support both of these efforts,” said BDC executive director Garry VanGorder. “Restaurant groups, in particular, are interacting with people every day, and it’s fantastic that their association is stepping up to help protect their employees. The masks are difficult to find.”

Cortland County BDC Offers COVID-19 Business Assistance Loans

March 30, 2020

The Cortland County Business Development Corporation is now offering low-interest loans to micro and small businesses facing challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Approved by the BDC board of Directors today, loans from $10,000 to $25,000 will be offered to qualified companies needing immediate cash to support operations. The loans, offered at low interest with all fees waived, are not intended to replace federal or traditional banking assistance but to offer another alternative for local small businesses as they evaluate their best path forward.

“We are working every day to provide information to our businesses that can help them through this, and this one more thing that we can do,” said BDC Executive Director Garry L. VanGorder. “Our traditional loan program has been a great resource over the years, and we are hopeful that this modification of it will be valuable in these difficult times, as well. The challenges to our small businesses are unprecedented.”

Cortland County Legislature Chairman Paul Heider commended the BDC for taking action. “Small business is the backbone of our economy and no place is that concept more important than right here in Cortland County,” he said. “The Cortland County Legislature stands with the BDC and supports these steps in order to make sure our small businesses are ready to rebound as soon as the all clear sign is given.”

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LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES, SCHOOLS CASH IN ON EXPANDED RAIL TRAFFIC

April 18, 2018 LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES, SCHOOLS CASH IN ON EXPANDED RAIL TRAFFIC Cortland – Increased traffic on the New York Susquehanna & Western Rail line through Cortland County has triggered a $139,000 windfall shared among 16 local taxing entities, including...

Governor announces Phase I Completion of Transformative Mixed Use Development Project in Cortland

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Central New York Takes Top REDC Prize

Central New York Takes Top REDC Prize $5.1 Million Allocated for Cortland County Projects Cortland – Central New York will be awarded more than $86 million in this year’s state economic development competition, the fifth year of seven that the region has...

Cortland Companies Proposes Cortlandville Expansion

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Main Building - 205,000 s/f building to support manufacturing, office, shipping/receiving and warehousing activities. The northern portion contains a mezzanine that runs the length of the building (569 ft.). The mezzanine can be fitted for use as a crane way or used as its original purpose: to serve the manufacturing actives below the needed infrastructure such as electricity, compressed air, water access, exterior stagings areas, and rail sidings. The office component is attached to the building; it has a modern architectural exterior design, plenty of windows and is well landscaped. The office will create a quality corporate image.…

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