Economic Development

The Economic Development arm of Commerce Chenango plays a leading role in economic and community development. We offer small business counseling, business plan assistance and job creation incentives. We help you find a site, provide the market information you need, find resources to assist you, and help coordinate funding for your project. Other efforts include downtown revitalization, and the launch and support of new and emerging businesses.

Chenango County provides an attractive environment for business growth as well as new ventures. Dynamic mixes of business and industry call this area home, including worldwide leading manufacturers, and internationally recognized small business gems. Prominent products manufactured in the area include pharmaceuticals, jet engine systems, food and pharmaceutical ingredients, adhesives, metal products, material handling equipment, artist paints, yogurt and hardwoods.

Doing Business in Chenango

Chenango County’s Economic Development Strategic Plan explores the areas’ economic opportunities and challenges, proposing both goals and a methodology for their achievement. The plan addresses housing, agriculture, manufacturing, tourism and other facets of the regional economy through 2020.

Small business is a significant economic contributor, providing continued job growth. In addition, our major employers find it convenient to work with local manufacturers and suppliers to meet their just-in-time supply needs.

As is common in many industries, the agricultural community contributes to the success of many other industries throughout the area. Agriculture is one of the most dominant industries and land uses in Chenango County.

The low cost of living and high quality of life, mixed with a proactive business climate, make Chenango County a great place to do business. With many local employers finding that the environment is conducive to growth, employment opportunities are available from entry-level positions to professional and technical positions.


The below link will provide those in need of MWBE-certified businesses, a list within a 50-mile radius of Norwich.


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