Delaware County Aims the Spotlight at Supporting Small Business Promotion
Delaware County Economic Development is proud to announce the completion of their exciting new video series, Entrepreneur Zone. The series includes over 20 videos featuring local businesses in a variety of industries including, agriculture, tourism, hospitality, recreation, and manufacturing. With nearly three times the level of self-employed entrepreneurs as the national average, the series is focused on exposing Delaware County as a supportive region for small business development that can offer practicable business advantages for new entrepreneurs.
Promoting the growth of small business helps us all and the response to the department’s initial announcement requesting volunteers in the early summer of 2014 was inspiring. Delaware County is home to a variety of amazing businesses and the department did their best to capture a representative sample. “Delaware County provides a quality of life that is unrivaled,” stated James Eisel, Chairman of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors. “This video series does a fantastic job demonstrating that the county also provides tremendous opportunity for the development of new small businesses through this marketing campaign (videos) we can let the universe know the advantages of relocating in beautiful rural Delaware County.”
The series shows that business owners are valued and cultivated in Delaware County. Those who are unsure about starting a business of their own have the opportunity to see firsthand the inner workings of some of the area’s most prosperous and innovative businesses and the strengths and benefits of our region. The videos provide an opportunity for local small business owners to tell their “story” and speak of their initial steps, challenges, the resources and alliances that have helped in navigating the start-up and growth processes, and ultimately their success and enjoyment of owning a business in Delaware County.
While delving into each of these sectors, the videos provide information for new businesses about where they can receive assistance and support. Budding entrepreneurs will see the many advantages of owning a business in the area and successful business owners are honored for their fruitful hard work.
Produced by Jessica Vecchione of Vecc Videography, the series will serve as a tool to market the area to second homeowners and visitors, suggesting Delaware County as a great location for a new business or a satellite office for a business located in a less bucolic setting. The videos will be available on the Delaware County Economic Development website, and on its facebook page. The Department will additionally seek to make the series available to local schools to stimulate entrepreneurial aspirations among students.
This project is being funded by the Delaware County Local Development Corporation and Industrial Development Agency. To learn about the initiatives and programs available to local business through Delaware County, please visit the County’s Economic Development website at www.DCEcoDev.com or visit the Delaware County Economic Development office in person at One Courthouse Square, Suite 4, Delhi, NY; by phoning (607) 746-8595; or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. To stay informed, please “like” the departments page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DelawareCountyEconomicDevelopment/.