The Oneida County Income Grant program has awarded over $431,000 to local businesses for equipment purchase and production expansion this year.

County Executive Anthony Picente says the grants contributed to job retention and led to the creation of 21 new jobs.

The Income Grant Program utilizes the county's New York State Office of Community Renewal program income funds.

The following businesses were awarded funding in 2019:

  • Riverhawk Company (New Hartford): $90,000 for milling equipment purchase for increased productivity and efficiency.
  • Delta Hardwood Flooring (Boonville): $66,650 for inventory expansion for hardwood floor finishing line.
  • Joe’s Jerky (Sherrill): $50,000 for production equipment purchases, capacity and distribution upgrades.
  • Square One Coating Systems (Whitestown): $50,000 for equipment purchases for expansion into new markets and efficiency upgrades.
  • Paris Compression Molding (Marshall): $35,000 for equipment purchases for diversification and expansion into new markets.
  •  Audioptix (New Hartford): $35,000 for equipment purchase for modernization as a creative production hub in Central New York.
  • Adirondack Barrel Cooperage (Remsen): $35,000 for equipment purchase for expansion and product customization.
  • Willson’s Nursery of Waterville (Sangerfield): $35,000 for automated filling machine for increased capacity and efficiency.
  • Metal Parts Manufacturing (Trenton): $35,000 for milling machine and upgrade for increase capacity and efficiency.

“Oneida County continues to leverage strategic investments that help our local businesses grow and thrive,” Picente said. “We are pleased to have facilitated the awarding of this funding along with our partners at Mohawk Valley EDGE and I am pleased to see that it has resulted in a positive economic impact on our community.”