Economic Development

Steuben County promotes and supports economic development through our local and regional partners (linked below). 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.

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Encouraging further development of agriculture and farmland as part of the NYS Legislature’s constitutional mandate to provide for the protection of agricultural lands

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The 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.


As Steuben County's official tourism marketing agency, our mission is to stimulate the tourism economy through authentic storytelling, supporting & developing destination amenities, and connecting visitors to the Southern Finger Lakes.

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The mission of the City of Hornell Industrial Development Agency 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.

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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.


STC 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.

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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.

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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.

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Steuben County IDA Economic Development Plan 2014-2015

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