Steuben County Economic Development Corporation Recognizes Economic Development Week

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29 Apr 2024


Steuben County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) is excited to celebrate Economic Development Week (EDW) from May 6th-May 10th. EDW, established by the International Economic Development Council, highlights the importance of economic development in our region and across the globe.

"Every week is economic development week for us. While EDW shines a spotlight on our efforts, it's about more than just celebrating; it's about consistently advancing our community, fostering growth, and creating opportunities for all. This week serves as a reminder to our community, elected officials, and businesses of the important work we do every day," said Isaac Lee, Executive Director of Steuben County Economic Development Corporation

Understanding the Role of the Steuben County Economic Development Corporation

Economic development is crucial in enhancing Steuben County's economic well-being, wealth, and overall quality of life. At its core, economic development involves various activities to attract, create, and retain jobs to foster a resilient and growing economy. This collaborative effort requires close coordination between businesses, government entities, and various community stakeholders to achieve sustainable success.

The SCEDC dedicates itself to supporting businesses in Steuben County. Our strategic priorities include:

Business Retention & Expansion (BRE): Support existing businesses to thrive and expand, creating jobs through infrastructure improvements and resource access.
Marketing & Attraction: Develop and execute campaigns to attract businesses and talent, showcasing community strengths to internal and external audiences.
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development: Support small businesses and entrepreneurs with access to capital, space, and technical assistance.
Real Estate Development: Engage in projects like industrial parks and incubators to stimulate economic growth.
Incentives: Help businesses access financial services and incentive programs for growth and expansion.
Workforce Development: Collaborate with agencies to ensure a skilled talent pool, understanding and addressing company workforce needs.

Driving Economic Development: How the Steuben County Economic Development Corporation Supports Business Success

The SCEDC supports the local economy by assisting businesses with retention and expansion, attracting new industry partners, workforce development, and developing public-private partnerships. We have completed over 100 projects in the past seven years, primarily focusing on business expansion for existing companies in Steuben County.

"We are here to make the process of starting, growing, or moving a business to Steuben County an easy one," said Isaac Lee, Executive Director of SCEDC.

The SCEDC offers support in various areas, including:

  • Coordinating workforce development programs
  • Finding incentives and financing
  • Helping with permitting and reducing red tape
  • Providing speed-to-market opportunities
  • Facilitating tax abatement compliance

Our goal is to lead economic prosperity through collaboration and strengthen employment opportunities, improving the quality of life in Steuben County.

SCEDC: Your Partner in Business Growth and Development

During EDW, we celebrate the hard work and dedication of our economic developers and local leaders, who are committed to driving economic growth and improving our community's quality of life. We invite you to join us in recognizing their efforts and learning more about economic development's impact on our region.

The Steuben County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing economic development in Steuben County and its municipalities. Our mission is to foster economic prosperity through collaboration, creating more employment opportunities, and improving the quality of life for residents. We offer comprehensive services, including business retention and expansion, business attraction, talent attraction and development, and community development and growth.

Visit to learn more about how we can support your business and contribute to Steuben County's economic success.