OOC provides support for administering the IDA via an administrative services agreement. The IDA provides financing and incentives for eligible projects.
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.
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.
Regional, State and Federal 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.
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. 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
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.
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.
Education and Workforce Development
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.