Foreign-Trade Zone designation helps Chenango County businesses

NORWICH – Nearly two years after the initial groundwork was laid to make Chenango County one of only nine other counties in New York State a Foreign-Trade Zone, Development Chenango is now touting the two-year endeavor a success.

Development Chenango, the economic development arm of Commerce Chenango, announced its newfound status during a press conference held Thursday. Development Chenango Executive Director Steve Craig called this a prime opportunity for local businesses to take advantage of other opportunities that allow them to better compete in a global market.

“This is a great opportunity for Chenango County. It is great for the businesses that are here, and for the ones that we hope will come here,” said Craig, noting that Chenango is only the tenth county in the state to achieve Foreign-Trade Zone standing. “This designation really makes us a member of a rather exclusive club,” he added. “It’s one more tool we can use at Chenango Economic Development to recruit new businesses.”

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