Economic Development

Steuben County promotes and supports economic development through our local and regional partners. We welcome the opportunity to develop new industry and expand existing businesses in our community. With our local and regional partners, we are able to collaboratively provide resources and incentives for businesses in our area. Any businesses looking to expand, locate, or re-locate in Steuben County are encouraged to contact our partners below and/or the Planning Department.

Steuben County Agricultural & Farmland Protection Plan

Steuben County Agricultural and Farmland Protection PlanThe Steuben County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan encourages further development of agriculture and farmland as part of the New York State (NYS) Legislature's constitutional mandate to provide for the protection of agricultural lands.

Steuben County IDA

Steuben County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) - Making Connections, Creating SolutionsThe IDA is here to promote, encourage and develop job opportunities and economically sound commerce throughout our county. We are dedicated to providing the most up-to-date information and incentives to start, attract and retain businesses to create job opportunities in the community.

Explore Steuben

Explore Steuben Logo Opens in new windowAs Steuben County's official tourism marketing agency, Explore Steuben's mission is to stimulate the tourism economy through authentic storytelling, supporting and developing destination amenities, and connecting visitors to the Southern Finger Lakes.

City of Hornell Industrial Development Agency

City of Hornell Industrial Development AgencyThe mission of the City of Hornell Industrial Development Agency is to advance job opportunities, health, general prosperity and economic welfare of the people of the City of Hornell. We actively work to promote, attract, encourage and develop recreation, economically sound commerce and industry.

Chemung-Schuyler-Steuben Workforce New York

Chemung - Schuyler - Steuben Workforce New YorkChemung-Schuyler-Steuben Workforce New York is committed to assisting individuals within our community as they search for career opportunities, continue their education or begin vocational training. Services are available to businesses and job seekers of all ages.

Southern Tier Central (STC) Regional Planning & Development Board

Southern Tier Central Vertical LogoSTC works with local government, economic and community development organizations, and human services agencies to identify issues and provide solutions that will improve the economy, the environment, and the quality of life in the STC region.

Southern Tier Network (STN)

Southern Tier NetworkThe Southern Tier Network is a not-for-profit, open-access optical fiber network created through a partnership of Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development, Corning Incorporated, and Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben Counties.

Empire State Development

New York State - Empire State DevelopmentEmpire State Development promotes a vigorous and growing state economy, encourage business investment and job creation, and support diverse, prosperous local economies across New York State through the efficient use of loans, grants, tax credits, real estate development, marketing and other forms of assistance.