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A true public-private partnership
As a private, not-for-profit organization, STEG fosters prosperity and vitality in Chemung County through the planning, promotion and implementation of economic development programs. Our board of directors has over 65 members, over 75 percent are private business people working side-by-side with chief elected officials and education and community leaders to create and retain jobs, thereby sustaining a strong economy.

The One-Stop Convenience of STEG
Unlike other economic development agencies, Southern Tier Economic Growth (STEG) does the work of many organizations, which saves you time and money. We serve as staff to the Chemung County Industrial Development Agency, administer the Elmira Empire Zone, host a satellite office of the New York State Empire State Development Corporation, administer local revolving loan funds, and share space with the Chemung County Planning Department and the Chamber of Commerce.

We pride ourselves on our follow-through, commitment, and flexibility. Count on us to provide all of the information you need to make your development or expansion project successful, including:

Community profile
Economic profile
Wage and salary survey
Labor force information
Site and building information
Empire Zone program
Chemung County IDA program
Maps and more
In addition, we can assist with completing applications, administering grants and coordinating zoning and other municipal approvals on your behalf.


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