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Operation Oswego County

44 West Bridge St.
Oswego, NY 13126
P: +1 315-343-1545

Why Oswego County, NY?

Situated in Upstate New York, Oswego County is located centrally to New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Toronto and Montreal. Yet, Oswego County has more to offer than an attractive location within hours of every major Northeast market.

Top & Targeted Industries

  • Manufacturing
    Metal Manufacturing: Oswego County has over 30 primary metal and fabricated metal product manufacturers. Many of these companies share interdependency and provide products or parts to each other. They also manufacture highly customized parts for the aerospace, military, and energy industries, as well as specialized machinery. Prototyping capabilities are available, too. While this cluster is well developed, there are still niches available for additional metal manufacturers of all types.
  • Manufacturing
    Food Processing: Oswego County has a skilled workforce, many with previous food processing experience, who are ready to work. Oswego County also offers an abundance of high quality potable water and available capacity for industrial waste water treatment, which many food manufacturers require for processing. Recently, three companies recognized Oswego County’s advantage and make significant investments to expand their food processing ventures into the county.
  • Utilities
    Oswego County’s energy cluster has 2,000 highly-skilled employees with access to specialized workforce training programs. This skilled workforce represents a diverse set of energy producers, from nuclear and hydro to ethanol manufacturing. Excellent power distribution and transportation infrastructure is available and would be beneficial to companies within the energy sector. A robust regional supply chain abounds for energy product manufacturing such as solar panels, wind turbines and more. Opportunity exists to expand this cluster through the addition of businesses providing services complementary to power generation, as well as energy storage innovation.
  • Transportation And Warehousing
    Oswego County is a multi-modal hub for the Northeast and the Atlantic Coast. The Port of Oswego connects the county to the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System and the Atlantic Ocean. CSX Rail is available at the Port of Oswego and at most major industrial sites throughout the county. Quick access to interstates 81 and 90 makes truck transport to and from Oswego County a snap. Oswego County Airport and Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport provide myriad passenger and cargo transportation options. All this creates great opportunities for logistics companies.

Did You Know?

  • Oswego is from the Mohawk language meaning "outpouring" and refers to the mouth of the Oswego River which flows into the Great Lake Ontario.

Data Name Value Percent
Total Population 121,183  
Median Age 39.2  
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 14,052 17.57%
High School Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 69,089 86.37%
Civilian Labor Force 57,804 59.14%
Median Household Income $47,860  
Median Earnings for Workers $40,953  
Major airports within area + 100 mile radius
Airport Name
Greater Rochester Intl
Ithaca Tompkins Rgnl
Syracuse Hancock Intl
Watertown Intl
Regional airports within area + 100 mile radius Griffiss Intl
General aviation airports within area + 50 mile radius
Airport Name
Airlane Enterprises
Oswego County
Skaneateles Aero Drome
Whitfords