How We Help

Ontario County Economic Development provides assistance every day to businesses and individuals in Ontario County. That assistance includes:

  • Financing through Ontario County Economic Development Corp.
  • Offering incentives through the Ontario County Industrial Development Agency
  • Workforce services, including training grants and candidate attraction and screening
  • Business retention and expansion outreach
  • Technical support; our knowledgeable team will connect you with the resources for everything from agriculture to zoning
  • Advocacy, by working collaboratively with our area’s representatives on Upstate New York business concerns
  1. Finger Lakes Region to Begin Phased Re-Opening

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that as of today, the Finger Lakes Region has met all seven metrics required to begin phase one of the state's regional phased reopening plan when NYS on PAUSE orders expire on May 15th. Read on...
  2. Paycheck Protection Program Funds Still Available; Round Two Still Has Over $100 Billion Available

    With over $100 billion in PPP funds still available from Round 2, the US SBA is encouraging upstate New York small businesses and nonprofits to apply for PPP loans to help provide them eight weeks of payroll and certain overhead to keep workers employed. Read on...
  3. SBA to Make Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to US Agri Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today that agricultural businesses are now eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance programs. Read on...