Expand Your Business

Man Rolling Out DoughMy family has done business in Geneva for generations. When it was time to grow, the City and its partners stood ready with critical financing to support our growth.

Bill Legott
Owner, Club 86

Financial Stimulus Sustaining Growth

Retaining and growing our existing business is our highest priority. When your existing business in Geneva is ready to grow, the City and our partners stand ready to support you in your expansion efforts. As your expansion plans firm up, the City can facilitate the financing you need to achieve your growth goals. Whether it's making a connection with a local lender, facilitating a loan with one of our partners, or supporting you through our own Revolving Loan Fund program, we can help you put together a financing package.

The Local Development Corporation (LDC) manages investments in business growth through our Revolving Loan Fund that are used for:

  • Equipment acquisition
  • Facility rent
  • Payroll
  • Working capital

Men Shaking Hands Over Table of FoodThe Microenterprise Assistance Program offers grants up to $25,000 to help build and expand businesses with five or fewer employees (including the owners). Contact Collette Barnard via email or at 315-828-6585 for more information.

The Industrial Development Agency (IDA) supports qualified projects through locally-developed incentives through:

  • Land-cost write-downs
  • Mortgage and sales tax abatements 
  • Property tax phase-ins 

Contact Sage Gerling via email to discuss your business goals!

Other Sources of Capital

Other sources of capital that can be paired with city mandated funds to round out your financial package include:

Buildings & Sites

  1. Single Person Firms
  2. High Scale Production

Single-person service firms should be interested in Port 100, a co-working space with dedicated desk space, and shared administrative services for entrepreneurs. This space is a partnership between the City of Geneva, our IDA and LDC, Ontario County Economic Development, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Contact Adam Blowers via email to schedule a tour to learn more about Port 100.

Downtown Geneva is brimming with businesses pursuing the all American dream in this all American city.

Contact Geneva Bids via email for business inquiries regarding spaces downtown.