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Small Business Roadmap 

Are you thinking about starting a business of your own? Starting a business is an exciting proposition, but it can also be an incredibly challenging undertaking. The resources in this section will help you navigate where to turn if you have made that decision to live your dream and start a business in Sullivan County.

1. Start with a Dream.  
2. Conduct Marketing Research to Determine Feasibility  
3. Research Your Town Zoning/ Permits/ State Regulations
Click on Your Town:
  Town of Bethel zoning (845) 583-4350
  Town of Callicoon homepage (845) 482-5390
  Town of Cochecton zoning (845) 932-8360
  Town of Delaware zoning (845) 887-5250
  Town of Fallsburg zoning (845) 434-8812
  Town of Forestburgh zoning (845) 794-0678
  Town of Fremont zoning (845) 887-6605
  Town of Highland zoning (845) 557-8901
  Town of Liberty zoning (845) 292-5111
  Town of Lumberland zoning (845) 856-4777
  Town of Mamakating zoning (845) 888-3000
  Town of Neversink zoning (845) 985-2262
  Town of Rockland zoning (845) 439-4399
  Town of Thompson zoning (845) 794-2500
  Town of Tusten zoning (845) 252-3668
4. If Main Street Business, Contact:
Your Town Chamber of Commerce or Sullivan Renaissance (845) 295-2445
If Agricultural Business, Contact:


  Cornell Cooperative Extension (845) 292-6180
  Hudson Valley Agribusiness (845) 292-6180
  NY Farm Viability (315) 453-3823
5. Write Business Plan
For Assistance Contact:
  Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center (845) 802-9150
  Sullivan County Partnership For Economic Development (845) 794-1110
6. Seek Business Loans.
Contact Your Local Bank
  Sullivan County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) (845) 428-7575
  Sullivan County Partnership For Economic Development (845) 794-1110
  Sullivan County Government Department of Planning (845) 807-0527
7. Research Grant Funding
  Sullivan County Government Department of Grants Administration (845) 807-0468

Sullivan County Government Department of Planning

(845) 807-0527

8. Choose Location
Double Check Town Zoning for Allowable Uses
9. Plan Your Workforce
Sullivan County Center Workforce Development 
(845) 807-0385
10. Secure Tax Information/ Seek Legal Advice/ Accountant  
11. Research and Purchase Inventory/ Equipment
Save all Receipts for Record Keeping

Doing Business in Sullivan County

Sometimes, the secret to a good business environment is the environment itself, not just the land, but the pro-business leadership, the support services, and the people who live here. In other words, a strong community leads to strong business.

From the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development providing assistance programs for site selection, energy savings, permits, and approvals to the Sullivan County Career Center that is dedicated to assist both employers and job seekers, Sullivan County is poised to assist both new and existing employers establish and expand their businesses. Through its many incentive and pro-growth commitments, Sullivan County maximizes the opportunity for businesses to find and retain employees with skills matched to their needs.