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The City of Utica offers great opportunities for all types of businesses including national brands, small business start-ups, expansions and entrepreneurs. With a business-friendly environment and growing population, the City presents various locations that offer high traffic counts, high visibility and an avid base of consumers from throughout the Utica-Rome Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which boasts a population of roughly 300,000.

The City avidly encourages investment, entrepreneurialism and start-ups through our business loan program and assists expansions and national industries through P.I.L.O.T programs and business incentives.

The City of Utica has attracted people from all over the world and is one of the few urban centers in upstate New York to have its population grow over the last fifteen years. This growth has contributed greatly to the diversity of cultures and potential investment opportunities.

Follow the links in the sidebar to learn more about how your business can thrive in Utica or contact us for more information.

Have an eatery in the City of Utica and would like outside seating for your patrons, click for an application.  Sidewalk Cafe Permit  Any questions, contact 315-792-0181.