Wyoming County Business Center, Inc.
Overview & Mission
The Wyoming County Business Center, Inc. (WCBC) was established in 2006 by the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors to "provide opportunities for business growth by promoting and assisting economic development projects that result in capital investments and job creation and retention in Wyoming County, NY". The WCBC is a private, not-for-profit local development corporation.
The WCBC is co-located and works with our development partners the Wyoming County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), Wyoming County Planning, Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, Small Business Development Center and the Wyoming County Business Education Council.
FastTrac Entrepreneurship Development Program- "Growing Our Own Jobs"
The Wyoming County Business Center, Inc., is a certified and designated affiliate of the Kauffman FastTrac® Program, a professional entrepreneurship development program owned by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the world's largest foundation dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurship development.
The Kauffman FastTrac® program, administered by the WCBC, represents a great opportunity for students and adults alike who want to start or grow a business and gain access to a very successful program and available resources. The program is designed to help assess business concept viability and develop sound business plans, getting new businesses started off on the right foot. Since 2010, the program has educated over 100 entrepreneurs and helped 72 businesses succeed by enabling them to overcome barriers and challenges common in starting a new business or expanding an existing business. This is a significant source of job growth for Wyoming County and a key component of our economic development strategy.
Micro Loan Program
The Wyoming County Business Center, Inc. administers a micro loan program utilizing grant dollars provided by the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors that were originally sourced from the NYS Office of Community Renewal. The WCBC provides low-interest microloans to qualified startup and existing businesses up to $50,000.