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Tax Incentives for your Business

Latest Tax Incentives Fact Sheet


*NEW* Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program

Th C-PACE program provides up to 100% financing to businesses for energy-efficiency building improvement projects including HVAC and building envelope upgrades. Financing is also available for building-scale renewable energy projects such as rooftop solar and geothermal installations. Benefits include competitive loan rates and customizable terms. The financing also stays with the property, so if the building is ever sold, the loan automatically transfers to the new owner. 


Niagara County is hosting a C-PACE learning event on February 11, 2020

where representatives from Energize NY, Greenworks Lending, and Wheatfield Gardens will be present to discuss the program and highlight sample projects. Lunch will be provided. 


Seating is extremely limited!

Email [email protected] to RSVP for this event. 


No-Cost Business Workshops

Sponsored in part by the Niagara County Center for Economic Development, these free workshops are held in various locations throughout Niagara County and outline for attendees the many resources and programs available to assist current businesses, as well as potential start-ups, to reduce their costs.


2019 schedule has been completed, the 2020 schedule should be available in January!


Start-Up Cafe offered by the Niagara Small Business Development Center

Got an idea for a new business or enterprise?


Attend this interactive workshop and discover how to:

Identify your customers’ needs
Analyze your profit potential
Go from idea to reality
Sharpen your business leadership skills


Saturday, March 7, 2020
9:45 am - Sign-In; 10:00am -12:00pm Program


Niagara County Community College – Room C-161
3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY 14132

*No cost - Seats are limited*


Call 716-210-2515  or email [email protected] 



Entrepreneur Series

9 Entrepreneurial Classes to Choose From:

  • Entrepreneurship 3/25
  • Social Media for Small Business 4/1
  • Budget & Recordkeeping 4/8
  • Marketing for Small Business 4/15
  • Human Resource Management 4/22
  • Understanding Your Financial Picture 4/29                                                                                 

  • Business Owner’s Insurance 5/6
  • Taxes & the Small Business 5/13
  • Leadership: Employee and Self-Motivation 5/20


*All programs are FREE to attend*

To Register: Call 716.210.2515 or E-Mail us at: [email protected] or Visit our Website:



QuickBooks hands-on workshops presented by the Small Business Development Center

Intro to QuickBooks - $79

Tuesday, May 5th OR  Tuesday, June 16th from 9am - Noon


Intermediate QuickBooks (desktop) - $79

Thursday, May 7th OR  Thursday, June 18th from 9am - Noon


*Attend both Intro and Intermediate QuickBooks for a discounted price of $140

To register:

(716) 210-2515
email us at [email protected]  
or visit our website at  



MicroEnterprise Program

Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center offers a Microenterprise / loan program in partnership with the NCIDA. The application is available at

Details of the program:

  • Program participants must be low/moderate income or create jobs for low/moderate income individuals.
  • Ideal for retail service or manufacturing firm that is a Minority/Woman-Business Enterprise with less than or equal to 5 employees
  • Maximum loan amount is $25,000
  • Must participate in a 12-week educational program
  • No commitment fee
  • Loan Terms & Rates
  • Below market interest rates. 
  • Working capital less than 5 years; machinery and equipment less than 7 years. 
  • Interest and principal deferred for 6 months.




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