Assistance in starting and developing your business is available from the Chamber as well as all levels of government …
- The Orchard Park Economic Development Committee, with the assistance of the Urban Design Project within the SUNY at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning assembled a thorough strategic plan for the Town of Orchard Park.
- At the county level, the Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA) provides resources to assist in the development of a successful business climate in Erie County.
- New York State has numerous resources available for helping to develop a business. Empire State Development is New York State’s primary economic development agency. The Business Council of New York State serves as an advocate for employers in the state political and policy-making arena.
- The U. S. Government’s Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a wide variety of services for small business owners. SCORE is a not-for-profit organization supported by the SBA. They offer numerous free/inexpensive services, including mentoring and workshops to help you start a business.