Local Business
Where small businesses recieve real guidence from real business professionals!


Jefferson County Economic Development is the lead entity for economic development in Jefferson County, providing access to the full range of county-level tools and programs that support business growth and expansion.    These include the various finance and incentive programs available through the Jefferson County Local Development Corporation, Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency, and Jefferson County Civic Facilities Development Corporation.

Phone: 315 782 5865

Watertown Small Business Development Center

Serving Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego Counties and Fort Drum

We think New York is great for small business -- and so do our clients.

Since our start in 1986, the expert advisors of the Watertown SBDC have worked directly with 20,115 businesses, helping them to invest $307,754,180 in the area's economy, and create or save 9,415 jobs.

If you or your business reside in New York, the SBDC can maneuver you around the obstacles to success.  Among other things, we help our clients:

  • understand the importance of a business plan
  • discover sources of funding
  • prepare for e-commerce
  • identify avenues for exporting goods & services
  • develop marketing plans
  • assess an invention’s viability
  • comply with licensing & regulations

And thanks to our partners in the public and private sectors, our services are free of charge.

Jefferson Community College
1220 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13601-1897 

Center: (315) 782-9262
Fax: (315) 782-0901

Email Address: sbdc@sunyjefferson.edu