Student Interviews at CiTi; SBDC Primer for Business
Student Interviews at CiTi; SBDC Primer for Business
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Oswego County Economic Development News

February 13, 2020
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Governor Cuomo Announced Projects to be Funded Through The Alliance for Economic Inclusion Anti-Poverty Initiative

On February 10th, Governor Cuomo announced that 39 projects will be funded through Round 2 of the $30 million Alliance for Economic Inclusion (AEI) anti-poverty initiative in Central New York. Founded in 2017, the AEI is comprised of a group of 24 community leaders from the five counties of Central New York who represent the region's diversity of government, business and academia and work to address economic opportunities and challenges identified by the community. Onondaga County administers the initiative with funding from the State, including more than $16 million to support projects in Round 2.
"This administration has taken poverty head on and continues to make strategic investments across New York that are empowering our communities and creating economic opportunity," Governor Cuomo said. "These projects will help remove barriers to success experienced by many of the most vulnerable New Yorkers and enable meaningful change, while continuing to build on the positive momentum that has Central New York rising."
The AEI is being funded through the successful CNY Rising Upstate Revitalization Initiative plan submitted by the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council (CNY REDC), which was tasked with addressing poverty in Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oswego and Onondaga Counties. Estimates based on 2018 population data show 14.5 percent, or 107,531, of Central New York residents live in poverty. The poverty rate is significantly higher in more populated centers such as the City of Syracuse.
The awarded projects cover a broad range of issues and are broken into six categories: Early-Childhood Education, Transportation, Workforce Development, Post-Secondary Education, Neighborhood Revitalization and Access to Startup Funding. More than half of the projects awarded focus on workforce development, the lack of which remains a significant barrier to moving people out of poverty.
Oswego County was awarded funding for three projects:
Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. will create career pathways for low-income individuals from distressed communities, through the SCORE Oswego County program, by establishing workforce and education strategies that align with employer needs. They have been awarded $180,000 for this project.
Oswego Bookmobile, Inc. administers Driving Books Home, a mobile, seven-week summer literacy program that drives books, hands-on activities and healthy snacks into neighborhoods where the neediest children live. They have been awarded $124,611 for a new book mobile.
The Salvation Army of Oswego County supports Pathway of Hope in Oswego County, a national initiative and long-term intensive case management strategy for families motivated to break the cycle of inter-generational poverty. They have been awarded $293,706 for this project.
Additional projects, affecting Oswego County in conjunction with other counties, received funding also. 

CiTi to Host Student Interviews, Connecting Talent with Opportunities

Local businesses are invited to the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation on May 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for student interviews on their main campus in Mexico, 179 County Route 64.
The event is engineered to connect the talent of students with career opportunities of local businesses. Students will be able to explore regional employment opportunities, network with their community and increase connections and develop communication and other employability skills.
Business partners are invited to register for the event online, which will allow them to preview and screen a pool of skilled and motivated high school seniors, many of whom are seeking direct entrance into the workforce upon graduation.
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Build Your Own Business, The SBDC Primer

The Watertown Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering a FREE six hour introductory course to anyone interested in starting their own business! The Watertown SBDC has offices at SUNY Jefferson and SUNY Oswego and is funded by the federal government & New York State to provide expert advice on all aspects of starting a business to residents.
  • Sessions 1 & 2 provide an overview of all aspects of starting your business; marketing, financing, bookkeeping, contracts, taxation, insurance, legal, social media, intellectual property, licensing and more.
  • Session 3 is a bonus “Pitch Fest” where class participants give their best business pitch! SBDC staff and other attendees will provide instant feed-back just like a focus group!
This is an informal class designed to foster group discussions and provide students ample opportunities to ask questions & interact with the instructor and other attendees. In addition to taking this course, all attendees can sign up for free, confidential business advising from one of our certified business advisors. What are you waiting for? Download the flyer below for details including dates, times, and how to sign up!
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Featured Available Commercial Property Listing

1902 County Route 57 / Volney
  • Former manufacturing facility could be used for manufacturing or warehousing
  • Industrial and office space available
  • 30-35' ceiling height
  • Fully sprinklered
  • 6 dock doors, 8 drive-in doors
  • 480 volt, 2,800 amp electric
  • Plenty of acreage for expansion                                                         
  • 129,920 sf warehouse (13,000 SF office)
  • 57.73 acres
Sale/Lease: Property for sale $3,500,000 / Property for lease $3.50 NNN
Contact: Mark Rupprecht, CBRE, 315-422-4200,
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44 West Bridge Street | Oswego, NY 13126 US
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