Procter & Gamble donated what was to become known as The Eaton Center to the Chenango County Area Corporation (CCAC). This gift was to provide greater economic opportunities for the purpose of attracting new businesses to the Chenango County region and to help replace employment opportunities in Chenango County in the wake of P&G and other corporate downsizings that occurred in the late 1980’s. Procter & Gamble did this as part of their commitment to the greater Norwich area and their belief in the people of the region. At a press conference on January 11, 1995 The Eaton Avenue task Force announced its recommendation for the transition of ownership to the Chenango County Area Corporation. Under these guide lines the CCAC decided, with Procter & Gambles endorsement to transform the facility into an entrepreneurial incubator. The name was changed to The Eaton Center with the commitment to foster new and growing business’s in Chenango County.