Cayuga County touches eight lakes, including three of the Finger Lakes and a Great Lake, boasting the most miles of freshwater frontage of any county in New York State (NYS). Additionally, the area enjoys steady precipitation with 147 days with measureable rainfall annually. This access to abundant fresh water and rich soil has gifted Cayuga County with a very long history of farming. According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, Cayuga County’s 238,444 acres of farmland produced $293.5 million in market value of products sold.
With agricultural-based resources such as Cornell University, a local Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Central New York Technology Development Organization, and an established Soil & Water Conservation District, there are a tremendous amount of informational resources already available. Furthermore, the Cayuga Economic Development Agency is the one-stop for business assistance for any company looking to expand or relocate to Cayuga County, providing access to a host of local, state, and federal incentives.