Business Loan Connection: Oneida County Small Business Funding

The credit union partners of Business Loan Connection don’t just cater to the Oneida County community- they’re part of it. With more than 230,000 residents throughout Central New York’s “Getaway Region,” there is always something exciting happening. Activities in Rome, Utica, Verona, and Sylvan Beach are pure delight for any outdoorsman or cultural enthusiast, but the numerous cities, towns, and villages also know business. Oneida County has one of the most substantial business communities in all of New York, with more than 11,500 non-employer enterprises, and nearly 5,000 more local businesses bringing jobs into the region.  


There are only three cities in Oneida County, and Utica is the largest by far, with around 62,200 residents. As the county seat, Utica has been working hard to help businesses grow, with the development of a nanotechnology center and improvements made to both the major highway and the Utica Harbor.


Oftentimes, the city of Rome is melded together with Utica to form one major metropolitan area, with Rome adding 33,725 residents into the mix. The diversity of the population creates an eclectic mix of entertainment possibilities, including outdoor sports, parks, arts and cultural activities, and various ethnic cuisine options.

New Hartford

The largest town in the county is New Hartford, with a population of around 22,200. It’s a suburb of Utica, and is mostly known for its manufacturing and industrial history. There is also a village within the town that shares the same name. Both came from one of the area’s first settlers, who relocated from Hartford, Connecticut.


Whitestown, with a present population of about 18,600, is sometimes called the “Mother of Towns,” because it has given rise to numerous other communities. Sandwiched between Utica and Rome, against the south shore of the Mohawk River, Whitestown is centrally-located in the county.


The town of Kirkland is southwest of Utica. It’s home to just over 10,000 people, as well as Hamilton College, which is situated in the village of Clinton.


Marcy is another college town, as it’s home to State University of New York Polytechnic Institute. Though Marcy is closing in on  9,000 residents, 2,000 students descend upon the area when SUNY Poly is in session.


Largely known as a tourism hot-spot and for gaming, Verona has a population of just over 6,000. It’s west of Rome, and features the Turning Stone Resort & Casino, which is owned and operated by the Oneida Nation. Other local attractions include Fort Rickey Children's Discovery Zoo, Verona Beach State Park, Verona Town Park and Erie Canal Nature Trail and the Verona Beach Lighthouse.

We Serve All of Oneida County

No matter what part of the region your small business calls home, the credit union partners of Business Loan Connection are here for you.

  • Lee
  • Westmoreland
  • Vienna
  • Vernon
  • Camden
  • Boonville
  • Trenton
  • Paris
  • Deerfield
  • Floyd
  • Sangerfield
  • Marshall
  • Augusta
  • Western
  • Remsen
  • Forestport
  • Bridgewater
  • Steuben
  • Florence
  • Ava

If your small business needs funding in order to flourish, please contact a specialist at the credit union partner closest to you, or complete our simple online application today.