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Posted on Oct 11th, 2018

5 Reasons to Locate Your Business in Broome County, NY

Binghamton Business News

So you’re wondering how to get the most value back out of your business location decision. Here’s why Broome County, NY should top your list of places to check out:


1. Our strategic location

With major highway systems intersecting in Binghamton, the area has become known as the ideal crossroads. Route 17 (future I-86), crosses the area in an east-west direction and places Binghamton on a direct, limited access route between New York City and major Midwestern cities, including Chicago and Cleveland.

2. Our concentrated economic might

We’re the perfect size for your next opportunity. Broome County’s economy generates nearly $8 billion in economic activity per year. Broome County, and the entire Southern Tier of New York, has the highest concentration of scientists and engineers in the state.

3. Our focus on innovation

Binghamton University is ranked the top SUNY school and the Premier Public University in the Northeast. Connect to BU's cutting-edge research in clean energy and pharmaceutical sciences with the recent opening of the Smart Energy Facility and the nationally accredited School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. Start your next venture at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in downtown Binghamton.  SUNY Broome Community College, recognized for their excellence in technical training, recently opened the Calice Advanced Manufacturing Center to connect your business to the next gen workforce. Learn more about Broome County schools here.

4. Our affordable cost of living and high quality of life

With an average commute time of 20 minutes or less, an average home value of $112,300, and a K-12 system that includes top-ranked schools in the United States, Broome County will have you loving your well-balanced life.

5. You’d be in good company

These companies used to be start-ups in Broome County, and now reach globally as thriving organizations spanning generations. Names you know and recognize call Broome home. Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc., McIntosh, Teamworld, Frito Lay, Universal Instruments, Johnson Outdoors. 

Brought to you by The Agency

As an economic development organization for Broome County, The Agency is committed to supporting projects that will positively impact Broome County’s economy now and into the future. Learn more here.