Cortland County has the benefit of technical assistance for start-up and existing businesses through the Onondaga Small Business Development Center (SBDC), based at Onondaga Community College (OCC) in nearby Syracuse.The Cortland County Business Development Center (BDC), at 37 Church Street in the City of Cortland, will become a new outreach center for the Onondaga SBDC.
New York State Small Business Development CenterThe New York State (NYS) SBDC is administered by the State University of New York and funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of New York, and host campuses.
Through 23 campus-based regional centers, the NYS SBDC applies the resources of university, private sector, and government to solve business problems and foster entrepreneurship. The SBDC advances the job development, investment, and economic growth priorities of New York State, through counseling and training services for start-up, and small and growing businesses. It also provides targeted programs for women, veterans, people with special needs, and minority clients.