Regional Profile

Demographics & Workforce

Cortland County’s abundance of college age citizens, and the fact that the County’s labor force has grown over the past five years, provide a business-friendly environment with available workers for years to come.

Major Employers

A number of major employers in many different industries are taking full advantage of what Cortland County has to offer by calling the county home.


Cortland County is the hub for major highways, air service and railways. These three means of transportation ensure that shipping products in and out of the County will be hassle-free.


One of the most important components to a productive, efficient business is reliable access to utilities. In Cortland County, reliable utility providers aren’t hard to find thanks to a number of reliable providers.

Training Resources

Led by, there are a number of resources available for business in Cortland County to receive the assistance they need to thrive in the region. These resources include skill-training and assistance with management training.

Why Central Upstate New York

Why should businesses choose our region? There are lots of reasons, including:

  • Reasonably priced real estate for immediate occupancy or greenfield development opportunities
  • Low labor costs
  • A quality, motivated local and regional workforce
  • A central location, on a major interstate, with close proximity to some of the world’s top business markets
  • A professional economic development team and commitments to partnership among the county’s government entities location in one of the nation’s top regions for intellectual and academic excellence

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