Our upcoming July 2016 Industry Leaders article featured in The New York Real Estate Journal.
Successful economic development is more than just an idea for a start-up. It’s more than the desire to revitalize a downtown area, or the countless contracts, permits, and applications that go into seeing a project from start to finish. While these are all components to the commercial growth of an area, they are not the starting point
Economic development begins with a conversation, and in Broome County, The Agency is central to that conversation.
Before any of the substantial goals of our community can be met, such as new businesses opened, infrastructure expanded upon, or jobs created, there has to be an open dialogue about the best way to help businesses and developers reach their goals.
As the leading dynamic, approachable driver of economic development in Broome County, our goal is to facilitate the conversation that goes along with helping our community and your business—should you choose to invest in Broome County—to reach its full potential and truly thrive.
So how do we carry out these conversations and how can we extend that conversation to include your business? Through a number of different efforts carried out every day by our staff and partners.
Having a positive communications strategy. The Agency is constantly looking for new ways to create a positive brand for opportunity in Broome County. We want you to feel the same excitement about the community as we do. Using multiple platforms and purposeful and meaningful content, we want to promote all of the exciting things that are going on to build the new economy.
Expanding local networks. If you choose to invest in Broome County, let us use our strong local connections to foster and grow relationships for your business, whether it is through building supply chains or connecting with support services. Many phenomenal companies, like McIntosh Laboratories, Maines Food Service, Inc. and Modern Marketing Concepts began here and are thriving because of the strong relationships built in the community. These relationships can bring about endless collaboration possibilities and other opportunities for your business, and its inevitable success in the area.
Connecting with Millennials. There is a rejuvenated entrepreneurial spirit in Broome County and the Southern Tier with young and enterprising individuals making the area their own. Downtown Binghamton is home to a diverse array of successful small businesses—from web design firms, breweries, art galleries, and more. Your company stands only to benefit from the Millennials contributing to our growth.
Building our academic and R&D capacity. Broome County is home to Binghamton University, SUNY Broome Community College, and Davis College. This offers new businesses an enthusiastic market of college students, as well as access to cutting-edge research and development in high growth industry sectors. We are also building new businesses through an array of start-up incubators with open, collaborative space to help companies grow vibrantly into the local economy.
Investing in all parts of the economy. The Agency is dedicated to influencing every part of Broome County’s economy. This takes shape in many different ways, but starts with promoting how much Broome County can offer both seasoned businesses and enterprising entrepreneurs. We believe in Broome County, and if you choose to invest in Broome County, your business will always be promoted and supported by The Agency. Team up with us and the opportunities for you and your business will be endless.
The ingredients for success are all right here. I hope you’ll be a part of the future of our community. Give Broome County a look, so you too can #thrivenow.