Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development

Northern New York Maple Cooperative

Tags: Agriculture, Business Development, Forestry, Market Research, Natural Resource Based Economic Development

Client Name: Lewis County Industrial Development Agency

Client Type: Regional Development Organization

Year: 1990

Location: New York

Yellow Wood Associates, Inc. worked with the Lewis County Industrial Development Agency to prepare a business plan, with recommendations for organizational development, for the Northern New York Maple Producers Cooperative, Inc. of Lewis County, New York. Results identified organizational weaknesses, prepared market analysis, and evaluated three alternative production and marketing scenarios for maple syrup. The plan was used to secure funding to hire a marketing specialist for the cooperative.