A new incentive program being launched by “The Agency” looks to help smaller local businesses to expand.

The economic development group says the program will provide an eight percent New York State sales tax exemption.

Midway Lanes bowling alley is the first business to take advantage of the program.

Midway is planning to add a reception area that will include laser tag, a spin zone and video gaming area.

Agency officials say the sales tax break can let small businesses buy items for expansion without the 8 percent sales tax burden.

Businesses can learn more  by calling (607) 584-9000.