Steuben County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2022!  This milestone represents five decades of providing economic development services in Steuben County.  Through partnerships between the business community, the public sector, and community organizations, the IDA’s work has resulted in over $2 billion in investment and thousands of new jobs.  As the organization reflects on its accomplishments, the IDA will continue to deliver on its mission of promoting job opportunities and economically sound commerce in Steuben County through modern approaches to attracting, retaining, and growing the business community.

To commemorate our 50 years of service, we’ve created three short videos that chronicle the IDA’s history in the county, the partnerships forged within our community, and the projects that have created jobs and investment for the residents of Steuben County.  View them here:


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Steuben County

Steuben County sits adjacent to Pennsylvania’s northern border along New York’s Southern Tier. Rich in culture, art and scenic beauty, the County has a storied history of innovation – from technology to materials science companies, across industries from wine and spirits, to healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, education, agriculture, literature, and more. Steuben County’s proximity to several major metropolitan areas including NYC provide a quick getaway for weekend adventures and access to the world.

Major Employers

Steuben County serves as home to an expanding ecosystem of small start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. Businesses here develop cutting-edge technologies that literally change our world. The county is the home of Corning Incorporated’s corporate headquarters and global research and development facility, while other national and global companies operate here including Alstom, Siemens Energy, Instant Brands, Gunlocke, HP Hood, and Upstate Niagara.


As the county’s designated economic development organization, Steuben County IDA works closely with its federal, state, and local partners to provide the most comprehensive list of resources available. Through staff involvement with organizations at all levels of government, the IDA stays on top of new legislative policy and programs impacting the business community.

Building Our Wokforce

Steuben County's diverse and talented workforce is a key to business success and growth here. SUNY Corning Community College and our area’s employment service agency ensure workers can get the state-of-the-art training they need to remain competitive in the global economy.


Tourists spend about $120 million in Steuben County each year, visiting the Corning Museum of Glass, Rockwell Museum, Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, and countless other gems found here. The Wineglass Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier that draws thousands of runners and their families to the area. Keuka Lake offers access to swimming, boating, and many fine wines produced in the Finger Lakes.


The intersections of three interstate highways not only make moving throughout the county easy, but also provide convenient access to major metropolitan areas in all directions. Within 250 miles of Steuben County, you can access major markets including New York City, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Toronto. In fact, 1/6 of the entire US population lives within that range, making Steuben County an excellent choice for locating a business!


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.