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Chenango County Relocation & Community Guide

Business and Industry Cbusiness growth as well ashenango County provides anattractive environment for 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. Small business is a significant economic contributor, providing continued job growth. In addition, larger employers find it convenient to work with local manufacturers and Golden Artist Colors, Inc. suppliers to meet their just-in-time supply needs. The low cost of living and high quality of life, mixed with As is common in many industries, the agricultural a proactive business climate, make Chenango County a community contributes to the success of many other great place to do business. With many local employers industries throughout the area – trucking, retail and finding that the environment is conducive to growth, farm supply, just to name a few. Chenango County ranks employment opportunities are available from entry-level 14th in New York State in the dairy farming industry, positions to professional and technical positions. with approximately 190 dairy farms and 14,000 cows utilizing 35 percent of the land in dairy farming. The congenial business climate and community support Overall, there are more than 900 farms in Chenango of business has made this a place where industry thrives, County accounting for approximately 60 percent of and in-turn supports the community. the land. Other than dairy farming, agricultural industries include maple syrup production, vegetable production, aquaculture, horticulture, floriculture and non-dairy livestock. Employment Manufacturing.....................................22.1% Services...............................................21.3% Wholesale, retail..................................18.1% Government ........................................11.3% Education ............................................14.7% Finance, insurance, real estate ...............5.7% Transportation, public utilities ...............3.4% Construction..........................................3.4% 20


Chenango County Relocation & Community Guide
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