Regional/Local Agencies & Programs
Southern Tier East Regional Planning and Development Board (STERPDB)
Tier Information and Enterprise Resources, Inc. (affiliate not-for-profit corp. of STERPDB)
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.
Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC)
Assists watershed communities with funding for economic development projects.
Center for Agricultural Development and Entreprenuership (CADE)
Supported, in part, by NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets. Serves farm community via education, workshops, consulting, marketing assistance and publications
Fax: (607) 286-9603
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County
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.
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.
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.
provides financial consultations, family counseling, legal consulting and other services. FarmLink matches farmers planning for retirement with potential farm owners. (800) 547-3276
Margaretville-Arkville Project (M-ARK)
Towns of Middletown, Roxbury, Andes Revolving loan program for business and community development
Fax: (845) 586-3599
Western Catskills Community Revitalization Corporation
Housing, Community Development
Directs Rural Preservation program for Western Catskills communities.
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.
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.
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.
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
Northeast Organic Farming Association of NY
Publishes newsletter, sponsors conferences and represents interests of organic farmers.
P.O. Box 21, South Butler, NY 13154-0021 (315) 365-2299
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.
American Farmland Trust
Provides technical assistance on purchases of development rights programs.
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.
New York State Vegetable Growers Association
Holds conferences, exhibits, educational outreach session.
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)
Programs for forest land improvement, sustainable wood products development and forestry education.
CFA: (845) 586-3054
NYFOA: (800) 836-3566
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