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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.’” 

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. 

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. 



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This Is Hamilton, NY is at Arts at the Palace.
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The final film of the free, 3-part Arts at the Palace film discussion series is coming up!

Here's how you can participate: Watch Song of the Sea on your own (currently available to stream on Amazon Prime).

Then join Arts at the Palace on Friday, April 30 at 7 pm on Zoom for a rich, informal discussion about the film with film professional Juliette Fahey. Email with “Song of the Sea” in the subject line to register for a Zoom link.

About the movie:

Song of the Sea directed by Tomm Moore, 2014, IRELAND

Based on Celtic mythology, Song of the Sea is about a 10-year-old boy named Ben who comes to discover that her younger sister Saoirse is a Selkie! Now both must go on an adventure to find Saoirse’s voice and free the faerie creatures from the Celtic goddess, Macha. This animated fantasy film brings a vibrant array of color and sound together to tell a refreshingly authentic coming-of-age story.
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This Is Hamilton, NY is in Madison County, New York.
Madison County, New York
Calling all agriculture or forestry-based businesses!

The Partnership For Community Development is still accepting applications for Rural Business Technology Grants. This is a micro-grant program designed to use technology to help agriculture- and forestry-based businesses grow.

Examples include (but are not limited to):
-farm-based shops
-woodworking companies
-fiber, soap, and other companies using farm-based materials (sheep wool, goat milk, etc.)
-grain or plant-based beverage companies

Eligible projects will incorporate new technology into existing business models to assist with logistics and marketing.

This grant is open to eligible businesses in the towns of Hamilton, Lebanon, Eaton, Madison, and Brookfield, and the villages of Hamilton, Earlville, Madison, and Morrisville. Preference will be given to businesses within 10 miles of the Village of Hamilton. The minimum award is $1,000 and the maximum is $10,000.

Please contact Laura Caughlan at or 484-213-0846 with questions or to set up an initial consultation.
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This Is Hamilton, NY is in Madison County, New York.
Madison County, New York
Looking for a job in the restaurant industry? Look no further! The following local businesses (who all make incredibly delicious food) are hiring!

Visit their individual pages or contact them directly to learn more.

🍽 Colgate Inn NY
🥯 Flour & Salt Bakery and Cafe
☕️ FoJo Beans, LLC
🔥 Ray Brothers Barbeque
🥖 The Rye Berry Bakery & Café

UPDATE: Here are a few more businesses who are hiring!

Bueno Tacos
Hamilton Massage Therapy
HeartStone Artisan Bakery at Alambria Springs Farm
Lewis' Restaurant

Do you know of anyone else who is hiring? Share with the community in the comments!