Cayuga County, New York, May 2, 2022 Cayuga Strategic Solutions (CSS), the joint venture of the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber) and the Cayuga Economic Development Agency (CEDA), is pleased to announce Bradly Broadwell as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Cayuga Economic Development Agency (CEDA) provides administrative services to AIDA such as helping with the provision of services to businesses applying for or receiving IDA benefits and annual auditing and reporting.
Broadwell brings with him over 30 years of economic development experience at the local, state and federal levels. He has roots in Cayuga County and has managed federal and NY State Labor programs here in the County. His previous experience includes economic development leadership or consulting work in North Carolina, Maryland and Vermont. He’s also worked in the federal government at the U.S. Department of Commerce and overseas in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Mongolia.
“There are many people that are concerned about the uncertainty in our economy,” Broadwell said. “Families are struggling, companies are looking for a reliable committed workforce, markets have fallen, financing has become harder to find and inflation continues to have a dramatic influence on our daily decisions. I am pleased to have come on board and see this as an opportunity to work with outstanding professionals to find opportunity in the economic struggle. Cayuga Strategic Solutions will continue to look for new ways and solutions to current issues to stabilize and grow Cayuga County’s current workforce of 27,478 people working across 1,696 businesses.”
“The past two years have been particularly challenging for businesses,” said Kevin Miles, Vice Chair of Cayuga Strategic Solutions. “Bradly brings the skills and experiences required to assist existing businesses in Cayuga County, to create job opportunities, and to attract new businesses to the County. We look forward to Bradly strengthening our working relationships with the County, the City, and current businesses while we build new relationships with businesses throughout the County.”
Mr. Broadwell has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts and is a Certified Practitioner through the Smart Cities Academy. Broadwell and his family have been a part of Northern Cayuga County for over 50 years, and he is a proud father of two daughters. He volunteers as a member of the NOAA Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council and the Town of Sterling and Village of Fair Haven Waterfront Advisory Committee.