State & Federal


New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC) A complement to conventional banking, working in partnership with banks to provide term loans, many of which do not meet the requirements for traditional financing. Their goal is to be more creative with their underwriting.

New York Department of State The department makes strategic investments to revitalize communities and spur economic growth and create opportunities for all New Yorkers. Long known as the “keeper of records,” it continues today to serve as the official compiler of state agency rules and regulations.

NYS Data Center Population, labor, employment, consumer price index, income and other data indicators for New York state and its metro areas.

NYS Department of Labor Workforce and industry data

NYS Economic Development Council (NYSEDC) Promotes the economic development of the state and its communities, encourages sound practices in the conduct of regional and statewide development programs – lobbies state and federal government issues affecting New York’s business climate and economic development

NYS Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) Offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

FEDERAL Brings together resources from across the US Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace

FedStats Full range of statistical information produced by the Feral Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic

Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI) Social economic, tax and budget information about New York State

IRS: Small Business & Self-Employed Tax Center Gateway to resources for small business and self employed

US Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment and unemployment statistics

US Census Data for Tompkins County

US Department of Commerce: Bureau of Economic Analysis Annual estimates of gross domestic product, trade information, and personal income by industry