Ontario County’s Office of Economic Development (OED) offers a variety of programs to assist businesses of all types and sizes. One that sets us apart from others is our commitment to business outreach through our Business Retention and Expansion Program. We meet with manufacturing and producer service businesses throughout the county on a regular basis to assess their needs in such areas as funding, workforce, export assistance and energy. We work to encourage business to business activity in our county through our free business directory. This directory provides information on more than 300 companies in Ontario County and is provided free of charge to help companies control costs, improve quality and decrease lead times by working with local suppliers. The OED also works to meet the needs of small businesses through our ongoing seminar series and referrals to agencies that provide appropriate small-business services.