Workforce development programming in Steuben County expands and enhances the pool of labor that supports businesses by providing educational opportunities, workforce training and collaboration between education and industry.
The I-86 Corridor extends between Elmira and Hornell and has the highest concentration of advanced manufacturing and transportation equipment manufacturing companies in the Southern Tier Region. The Corridor is home to major corporations such as Corning Incorporated, DeMet’s Candies, Dresser-Rand/Siemens, Hilliard Corporation, F. M. & Company, Anchor Glass, Emhart Glass, Hardinge, World Kitchen, Synthes, and more.
The I-86 Corridor also is home to three of the leading rail design and manufacturing companies in the world, including Alstom Transportation, Inc. in Hornell and Bombardier in Kanona.
The strategic action plan for the I-86 Innovation Corridor is designed to accelerate public/private investments, create job opportunities, advance regional competitiveness and create the environment to draw and keep young, skilled workforce participants. The focus is on increasing the size and prosperity of the region’s workforce through new business creation based on high-technology discoveries and other entrepreneurship activities.
To support these efforts, a comprehensive strategy is underway to ensure workforce success both short and long term to: