Find resources that are available to help you start or grow your business in the Hamilton area.


PCD can help local businesses find grant funds to expand and create jobs. Click below to see some of our past grantees and find our current grant opportunities.


PCD is always working on a variety of diverse projects to help keep Hamilton a livable, vibrant community.




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FoJo Beans

When FoJo Beans applied for a small grant from the Partnership for Community Development, they were told almost immediately to go for something bigger, to aim to fit a coffee niche in the Hamilton community. Joseph described the help from the PCD by saying: “The village administration has been incredibly supportive, the Hamilton Initiative has been incredibly supportive, the university has been incredibly supportive, but it was the PCD that was not only supportive but pushed us and said ‘we are moving you forward.’” Funds from the PCD went in part towards FoJo’s equipment, and in part towards working capital. What Dan Joseph and Dan Foust want people to know about FoJo Beans is this: “We started FoJo Beans in order to contribute to our local community, in the best we could.” Anyone who has been to their new storefront would agree they have succeeded.

Good Nature Brewery

When Good Nature was building the 12B Farm Brewery, they collaborated with the Partnership for Community Development to secure funding for their pretreatment facility for the brewery’s wastewater. The funds were split between a grant and a loan, and allowed for the efficient building of an unforeseen expense. Good Nature now treats all of their wastewater on site so as not to overwhelm the village’s treatment center. When asked about plans for the future, Blackmore answered “we’re always expanding production, we expand markets, we expand on our products here at the retail level. So we’re always growing.” It’s true Good Nature Brewery has grown incredibly quickly in the past few years, and  continue to do so through their original products and firmly rooted locavore philosophy. From the Tap Room to the Farm Brewery there’s always something new and truly Good Natured.

Kriemhild Dairy

Kriemhild is currently undergoing expansion using CDBG funds awarded by the Partnership for Community Development. Rivington explains how the PCD has helped the company over the years with a combination of “grants, loans, and networking.” Funds from the PCD have been used to buy various tanks and other production equipment as well as for the installation of the equipment. Kriemhild produces an amazing quantity and quality of product for only three full time and several part time workers, and still has some growing and expanding they are hoping to do.  Rivington closed by speaking on the importance of small businesses like Kriemhild, saying “If you support local businesses, local businesses work together and help each other and support each other then that ultimately benefits the community as a whole.”


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Our thoughts exactly!🥦🍋🥬💐

It looks like the sun will be shining for tomorrow’s market. Join us on the Green from 8 am to 1 pm to start off your weekend supporting our area’s makers and growers!

Shown here are locally made reusable bags by the greener good. They come in different styles and patterns, from tie-off bags for produce to larger tote models.

We love “take me to the market”, but the patterns are pretty sweet, too!
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This Is Hamilton, NY is in Hamilton, New York.5 days ago
A great preview of what's to come during this year's Thursdays on the Village Green series which kicks off NEXT WEEK!

Enjoy free live music every Thursday night from July 18th to August 15th featuring Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People, Pearly Baker's Best, Second Line Syracuse, The Lightkeepers and West End Blend.

Each week before the music starts there will also be family-friendly activities coordinated by the Hamilton Public Library as part of their 2019 Summer Reading Program.

See you on the Green!
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Thursdays on the Village Green will be kicking off July 18, 2019 on Hamilton’s Village Green in the center of downtown Hamilton. In addition to terrific perf...
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Check out job opportunities at The Rye Berry Bakery & Café!

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Hamilton Area Entrepreneurs

The Hamilton area has an active and growing small business community. The Partnership for Community Development, Colgate's Thought into Action, and the Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center have come together to offer resources to emerging and existing enterprises. Joining this community allows you access to trainings, funding opportunities, and other forms of resource sharing. This page is one of the resources we have, so please check it for opportunities and share information that might help other entrepreneurs!
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$1 million grand prize. Expenses-paid business development trip. Dedicated mentorship. Networking. These are just a few of the awards and benefits you could receive as part of the Grow-NY competition. Learn more at #GrowNY
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The Hamilton Business Alliance and Partnership for Community Development invite you to attend our 2019 Annual Meeting!

When: Tuesday, June 18th, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Where: The Colgate Inn, 1 Payne Street

We will be presenting our annual reports and summaries.

This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP using the link below is required as seating is limited and spaces fill up quickly. Complimentary breakfast will be served.


Breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m. followed by presentations. We look forward to seeing you bright and early on Tuesday June 18th.

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