"Steuben County IDA, through direct and partner incentives, has helped reduce our cost of doing business in New York State. The incentives provided have helped Gunlocke to remain competitive and facilitated the expansion of operations in Wayland, NY."
"Through its leadership, Steuben County IDA has been a catalyst for business development in our region by leveraging its resources that promote and facilitate meaningful public-private partnerships."
"Steuben County IDA is one of the College's most trusted partners in helping to make our region a robust and vibrant area in which to live, learn, work, and prosper."
Welcome to the Steuben County Industrial Development Agency (IDA). 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. Our shared approach to economic development provides many resources including funding and development solutions. Whether you are a site developer, an existing business seeking information and assistance, or an entrepreneur looking for new opportunities, we are committed to connecting you to the resources you need to succeed and prosper. I invite you to explore the many advantages this thriving area has to offer, including affordable location, financial incentives, shovel ready sites, available and educated workforce, and outstanding quality of life for residents and businesses alike.
Steuben County is part of the Southern Tier/Southern Finger Lakes Region of New York which includes the counties west of the Catskill Mountains along the northern border of Pennsylvania. Our county is generally hilly without being mountainous, and can range from low rolling hills to more steep and rugged cliffs and valleys, with a plethora of lakes and waterways.
Steuben County covers nearly 1,400 square miles with a population of approximately 100,000 people living in rural agricultural areas, quaint small towns, and small city communities. It offers many of the amenities and activities of urban living without the demands. Many of the streets, towns, rivers, and lakes in the area, like Keuka Lake, have names which reflect the influence of the Seneca Indians who lived here long before it became Steuben County.
A vibrant and welcoming community for all ages, residents call Steuben County home because of the comfortable and affordable quality of life found here.
Steuben County offers a high quality of life
The purpose of the Steuben County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) is to advance the job opportunities, general prosperity and economic welfare of the people of the County.
The goal is to create and stimulate an economic climate that competitively positions Steuben County to attract a talented workforce, public and private investment in infrastructure and business development, and other compatible and diverse sustainable economic development opportunities. This will be accomplished by undertaking projects and development strategies that promote business development, and assist businesses to respond to opportunities, reduce risks, and overcome barriers to ensure long-term sustainability.
Steuben County IDA will work openly and cooperatively with its stakeholders to leverage the county’s major assets and build the economic development capacity necessary to catalyze and sustain Steuben County’s economy. Stakeholders include Steuben County’s residents, workforce, municipal government entities, existing and prospective businesses, educational institutions and other organizations and agencies that can serve to enhance the county’s economic prosperity.