Operation Oswego County works closely with its network of local, regional, state and federal partners to help businesses establish and/or grow in Oswego County, NY. The following list identifies our partner organizations including a description of our relationship and a link to their website.
County of Oswego Industrial Development Agency (IDA)
OOC provides support for administering the IDA via an administrative services agreement. The IDA provides financing and incentives for eligible projects.
The Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning
OOC acts as the lead agency for the economic development component of the County’s Comprehensive Plan, and enjoys ongoing collaboration with this department in addressing issues related to zoning, environmental, infrastructure and development.
Port of Oswego Authority
The Port of Oswego Authority works as a partner in economic development in an effort to support the transportation needs of business and industry throughout the region.
Cornell Cooperative Extension
OOC receives a number of project referrals from Cooperative Extension. Cooperative Extension also acts as a valuable resource for agriculture-related information and technical support.
Chambers of Commerce
The County’s Chambers of Commerce often act as a resource for business referrals, as well as providing a forum for the exchange of business issues and ideas.
Oswego Renaissance Association
The Oswego Renaissance Association (ORA) promotes the restoration, beautification and preservation of healthy, vibrant neighborhoods in Oswego, NY.
Fulton Block Builders
The Fulton Block Challenge is a neighborhood revitalization program that encourages clusters of neighbors to collaborate on exterior improvements to their properties in order to build confidence in Fulton’s neighborhoods and inspire others to reinvest.
Regional, State and Federal Economic Development Partners
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
OOC is a “Certified Development Company” with the SBA, and works with its Syracuse District Office to secure financing through SBA’s Grow (504) and Advantage (7(a)) loan programs.
OOC and the CEO reciprocate technical support activities and have collaborated in bringing project and prospect referrals to Oswego County.
Central New York International Business Alliance (CNYIBA)
The Central New York International Business Alliance was formed to enhance global sales of businesses in the 12-county CenterState, NY region. It is the Small Business Administration's designated regional Export Outreach Team.
NYS Empire State Development (ESDC)
As lead agency in Oswego County, OOC works closely with the regional ESDC office in handling prospect referrals, packaging financing, and administering equipment and training grants.
U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)
This agency which is funded by Congress, provides funding for planning, infrastructure and revolving loans which may be accessed by OOC, as lead agency in Oswego County.
Central New York Regional Planning & Development Board (CNYRPDB)
This board administers CNYEDC and EDA programs for the central New York region. OOC also works closely with the RPDB in reciprocating technical support.
Central New York Regional Economic Development Council (CNY REDC)
This council has oversight in developing a regional strategic plan for economic development and competes for State funding through the CFA process for projects in the region.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
OOC utilizes various USDA programs to assist in financing for businesses and infrastructures. The IDA operates a USDA Intermediary Lending Program.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
OOC assists the County of Oswego in making application to HUD for projects related to infrastructure and demolition through its Small Cities and Section 108 programs. The County of Oswego IDA administers all HUD RLF programs.
Economic Development Professional Organizations
The membership and affiliation of OOC with the following organizations helps to keep OOC abreast of the latest economic development strategies:
- New York State Economic Development Council (NYSEDC)
- Northeast Development Association (NEDA)
- International Economic Development Council (IEDC)
- National Association of Development Companies (NADCO)
- International Business Innovation Association (InBIA)
NY State Partner Agencies
OOC works closely with a number of NYS departments and officials who provide assistance to Oswego County’s economic development efforts. Such departments are often called up to bring large projects to fruition. These agencies include:
- NYS Departments of Transportation (DOT)
- NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
- NYS Department of Labor (DOL)
- NYS Department of Taxation and Finance
- NYS Public Service Commission (PSC)
- NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC)
- New York Power Authority (NYPA)
- NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
- NYS Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
- NYS Canal Corporation
- NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR)
Financial institutions throughout the Oswego County region often work with OOC to obtain business prospects and develop sources for project financing.
Real Estate Developers and Agencies
OOC reciprocates information related to the development and sale of industrial real estate with both private developers and commercial agencies throughout Oswego County and Central NY.
Energy producers and suppliers have proven to be a great resource for prospects, project incentives and development of utility services.
Education and Workforce Development
Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation (CiTi)
The Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation (CiTi), formerly Oswego County BOCES, works to develop and maintain vocational training as a support service to local business and industry.
Oswego County Workforce Development Board (OCWDB)
As a member of the County’s Workforce Development Board, OOC assists in the planning which will complement the training needs of local business and industry.
State University of New York at Oswego (SUNY)
OOC works closely with SUNY Oswego to develop business training and consulting through its Small Business Development Center and Micro Enterprise Program, as well as providing a forum for discussion of key topics, which affect our local economy.
Cayuga Community College
OOC works closely with CCC and its Fulton Campus on educational initiatives for training the local workforce.