STERPDB serves communities in the Southern Tier (including Delaware County). TIER Inc. offers financial assistance to small business. STERPDB provides planning and economic development assistance, packaging federal/state programs including the Appalachian Regional Commission Area Development Program Grants for projects aiding job creation/retention.
TIER administers a RLF for small business, a rural microloan program and SBA loans.
Catskill Center for Conservation and Development Catskill Alternative Agricultural Program Planning for Land Use Resource Conservation and Development Technical assistance in land use planning and zoning; sustainable development; alternative waste technologies; alternative agriculture. (845) 586-2611
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County County residents Initiatives include children, youth and family well-being, community and economic vitality, environmental and natural resource enhancement, agricultural and food systems sustainability, nutrition, health and safety. (607) 865-6531
Delaware County Office of Employment and Training Economically disadvantaged adults, dislocated workers, unemployed, youth Workforce development training, Defense Diversification Program, Dislocated Worker Programs, on-the-job training, Entrepreneur Center collaboration for small business promotion.
(607) 746-7477 or (800) 638-6136
Delaware County Economic Development Department Industrial Development Agency Revolving Loan Fund Business, industry, municipalities Planning and development assistance; administers federal and state program grants; packages loans and grants for business and municipal projects. Administers RLF (low-interest loans) and IDA.
Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Businesses in Delaware County Business referrals, relocation assistance, event sponsorship, tourism promotion and brochures. Members eligible for discounted electric, group health, life and disability insurance programs.
(607) 746-2281 Fax: (607) 746-3571
Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation Office Farms, Forests, Open Space, Waterways Assist farmers and other landowners with technical advice on activities limiting soil erosion, preventing flooding, and otherwise protection water pollution. May assist with economic development/land use projects.
FarmNet/FarmLink Farm Community provides financial consultations, family counseling, legal consulting and other services. FarmLink matches farmers planning for retirement with potential farm owners. (800) 547-3276
SUNY College of Technology at Delhi Center for Business and Community Services B&CS provides customized service to education, business, government and labor agencies. Customized corporate services, on-the-job skills training, and consulting. Event and conference planning services. www.delhi.edu/bcs
SUNY at Binghamton Small Business Development Center NYS Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC) TAAC helps all NYS manufacturers.
TAAC, sponsored by U.S. Dep’t of Commerce, helps manufacturers identify markets, upgrade product design and packaging, improve distribution, solve process problems and cut materials and production costs.
TAAC: (607) 771-0875
SUNY at New Paltz Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (with SUNY Buffalo, Binghamton and Stonybrook) Business and industry Engineering professors and graduate students in SUNY system available for consultation. (845) 257-3720
SUNY at Oneonta Center for Economic and Community Development Small business and communities in Delaware, Otsego, Chenango and Schoharie counties. Professional advisement and counseling; non-profit Leadership Forum conferences and seminars, Grants Development office. (607) 436-2792
Hartwick College Center for Craft Food and Beverage The Center is a resource for testing, business development, and education that supports small and mid-sized breweries, wineries, distilleries, farms, and other craft food and beverage producers. (607) 431-4232
Cornell University Cornell Farming Alternatives Program Farmers needing to development viable new lines, products and markets. Publishes newletter, holds conferences, publishes research to help farmers and those working with the farm community. Farming Alternatives Program: (607) 255-9832
Boards of Cooperative Educational Services Links student education and job training with careers in business and industry. BOCES conducts job-training, adult education and job referrals. Occupational Center prepares students and adult learners for skilled jobs. Otsego-Northern Catskills BOCES at (607) 652-1209 Otsego Area Occupational Center at 607-286-3322 Broome-Tioga BOCES: (607) 763-3300 Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES: (607) 335-1233
FARMNET/FARMLINK Existing, retiring and potential farmers FarmNet provides financial consultations, family counseling, legal consulting and other services. FarmLink mtches farmers planning for retirement with potential farm owners. (800) 547-3276
American Farmland Trust Farmers/landowner Provides technical assistance on purchases of development rights programs. (518) 581-0078
North American Farmers Direct Marketing Association NAFDMA is a membership based trade association dedicated to providing endless peer-to-peer learning opportunities, connections and resources, for farmers who are passionate about the business of agritourism and farm direct marketing.
Empire State Forest Products Association Forest landowners and forest products manufacturers Promotes long-range management of New York forestlands; promotes NY primary and secondary forest products and a healthy business climate.
Catskill Forest Association (Chapter of New York State Forest Owners Association) Forest landowners Programs for forest land improvement, sustainable wood products development and forestry education.