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The goal of the CACDA Main Street initiative is to optimize, support, and strengthen our community core.  Cazenovia is a great place to do business!  The following resources are intended to match entrepreneurs with local opportunities.

Market Survey

A market survey was conducted by CACDA in the spring of 2016.  We received responses from 440 households, which is equal to about 12% of households in the Cazenovia Central School District. «Click here for more information about this survey.»

Respondents were asked about where they currently purchase goods and services and what they would like to see available locally.  The results show potential for the following enterprises:

Car Wash
Small Grocery/Butcher/Bakery/Specialty Foods
Casual Clothing and Men’s Clothing
Casual and Family Dining, Mexican Food, Sushi
Sporting Goods
Bike Shop

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Why Cazenovia is a perfect place to do business

  • Cazenovia is a destination location.
  • Several outstanding wedding venues make Cazenovia a popular wedding destination.
  • A wealth of recreational resources make Cazenovia a recreation destination (see
  • A thriving beverage trail, agri-tourism industry and many unique events make Cazenovia a favorite day trip destination.
  • Many fine dining establishments make Cazenovia a culinary destination.
  • Several technology manufacturers make Cazenovia an innovation destination.

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There are dozens of events that occur in each season and draw large crowds.  Seasonal highlights include:

Winterparade of hounds

Chilly Chili 5K race

Winter Festival

Indoor Farmers Market

Multiple Maple Syrup Celebrations


Stone Quarry Hill Art Park

Kite Festival

Indoor Farmers Market

Critz Farms Apple Blossom Festival

Graduations at regional colleges


Outdoor Farmers Market

EuroCar show at Lorenzo

State Historic Site

Summer Concerts in the Park

Symphoria at Lorenzo

Lorenzo Driving Competition

July 4th Community Wide Festivities

Franklin Trek

Madison Bouckville Antiques week


Parents weekend at regional colleges

Harvest festivals and farmers markets

Jazz in Caz

Cazenovia Art Trail

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Demographic Information

Our demographics show that Cazenovia is a great place to do business.
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  • Located within 30 minutes of major urban centers including Syracuse, Oneida, Utica, and Cortland, Cazenovia offers the benefits of small town life with close proximity to metropolitan areas and culture
  • School property taxes among the lowest in CNY
  • Award winning schools (including Blue Ribbon Elementary School, US News Silver Medal School, Newsweek List of America's Best High Schools, Business First Magazine - 9th out of 430 upstate NY Schools)
  • Cazenovia Public Library was the 2016 Central New York Public Library of the Year

•  Major Employers

Approx # of employees 
Cazenovia College
Marquardt Switches
Knowles Capacitors

•  Wealth and Income Indicators

2010-2014 Median Household Income $63,944 (NYS was $53,584)

2010-2014 Per Capita Income $34,994 (NYS was $25,786)

•  Economic Development
    New investment within Cazenovia includes:

Hampton Inn - New 80 bed hotel and 300 person banquet facility

Empire Farmstead Brewery - New 40,000 square foot manufacturing and agri-tourism facility

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Financial Assistance

CACDA can help you navigate through the financial incentives available to small businesses.
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CACDA can help businesses receive up to $25,000 per job created through the NYS Small Business Assistance program.

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CONTACT Lauren Lines at to learn more to learn more about the advantages of growing your business in Cazenovia.

Main St initative

Current commercial property vacancies

Lincklaen Street

Town and Country Plaza

Route 20

Route 20 (land only)

farmers market



Cazenovia Area Community Development Association (CACDA)
1 Liberty Street   •   Cazenovia, NY 13035
Executive Director:
Lauren Lines
(315)655-7651  •   FAX (315)655-7129