Living & Working Here
Located in the heart of Central New York, Cortland County is the gateway to the beautiful Finger Lakes Region. Once you visit, it’s easy to understand why Cortland County is a truly exceptional place to live and work. It offers safe and attractive neighborhoods, historic downtowns, quiet rural areas, affordable housing, light traffic, first-rate school systems, top-shelf healthcare providers and a gorgeous four season landscape, all combined with easy access to major metropolitan areas.
A predominantly rural county of some 50,000 people, Cortland is home to a vibrant economic community featuring sectors in manufacturing, farming and agribusiness, and other diverse clusters in durable and non-durable goods.
The county’s location in the geographic center of New York State offers unparalleled access to the affluent northeastern and Canadian markets, with proximity to world-class educational institutions and academic research centers.