Community Economic Development (Canton)

Not Available for spring 2023

Community Mentor: 

Agency and Placement Location:  60 Main Street Canton, New York 13617

Mission:  According to its website:  Canton Community Economic Development: "We work directly with small and large businesses, including new ventures. Our services include:

  • Development Incentives & Financing
  • Site Selection
  • Grants for Job Creation or Retention
  • Business Assistance
  • Low Interest Business Loans
  • Customer Research… and more


  • Assist with publicizing Music on Main on the college campuses.
  • Assist with publicizing Flannel Fest (October 23) and Shop Local.
  • Assist with engaging more downtown business owners in 'pop-up' events, business development opportunities and promotions by handing out posters, explaining projects, getting their up to date contact information (Leigh's office does an email blast).
  • Investigate The STOMP - and create a plan to make it a sustainable annual (or bi-annual) event again with a responsible party who is responsible for it (ex: Orientation Committees)
  • Investigate Canton Ambassadors - does it still exist? Could it? What is the role and how to get it going again.