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Chemung County Chamber of Commerce Business After Business At CAF USA

CAF USA secured an $811 million contract with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in 2022. Manufacturing of these trains is set to take place right around the corner in 2024. Join us at the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce Business After Business event for a rare opportunity to visit CAF's impressive facility! There will be networking opportunities and door prizes.

BAB Registration (Chemung County Chamber of Commerce Website)

CAF USA Website

HUNT Celebrates 50 Years!

We are proud to celebrate their success and longevity as a regional business leader. Over the years, STEG has worked on numerous projects with Hunt Engineers, Architects, & Surveyors, and we deeply appreciate their partnership and support. Please join us in congratulating Hunt on 50 years!

STEG Business Spotlight Features: Chemung Supply

At Southern Tier Economic Growth we believe in the quality of Chemung County's local businesses. There are high-caliber organizations located within Chemung County that do not get the recognition that they deserve. That is why we created this partnership with WETM.

The month of September, our feature recognized Chemung Supply (link). Chemung Supply has been family owned and operated for 92 years!

STEG Business Spotlights

LECOM's Impact on the Chemung County Community

Dr. Richard Terry, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine reported on the school’s local economic impact at its Business After Business held on September 28th. Each student spends an average of $30,000 annually which results in a $15 million dollar impact to our local economy each year. Special events involving families and visitors result in additional investment. We are so fortunate to have LECOM and its students in our community!

STEG Quarterly Board Meeting

On September 19th, STEG held its quarterly board meeting at Hilliard. We appreciate our partnership with The Hilliard Corporation for allowing our team to host larger meetings at their location.

The third-quarter board meeting covered a tremendous amount of information. We would like to especially thank two of our guests from MRB Group, Tracy Verrier and Michael N'Dolo, for presenting the results of the Chemung County Strategic Economic Development plan. STEG staff spent an immense amount of time coming together to work on this, with the help of many stakeholder organizations' support. As a result of this plan, our staff is primed to begin the implementation phase.

Lastly, we would like to thank everyone who attended our meeting, both via Zoom and in person. We look forward to seeing everyone in person at our Annual Meeting in December!

MFG Day 2023

The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce as well as Greater Southern Tier BOCES and Career Development Council partner together in the production of, "Made in the Southern Tier" MFG Day 2023.

Proving the importance of Chemung County partnering together to help educate the next generations on the importance of Manufacturing. According to data from the MFG Day website, 4 million manufacturing jobs will open by 2030. Manufacturing jobs offer a highly innovative and technologically advanced career! Automation and robotics are having an increased impact on the lucrative positions that will open in manufacturing in the years to come.

Over 25 different businesses including STEG are coming together to support Made in the Southern Tier MFG Day. The expo will take place October 6th, at GST BOCES Bush Campus in Elmira, 459 Philo Road, in Elmira. For more information please visit the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce Website.

Chemung County Chamber of Commerce

STEG Zoom Prospector

Speaking of Manufacturing, take the time to view a location owned by Southern Tier Logistics that is making a large impact throughout Chemung County. For an in-depth view of their organization all throughout the month of October they will be featured on the STEG Business Spotlight provided by WETM.

A phenomenal location for a new business or expansion project. STL has rail on the property, and has recently being approved for Foreign Trade Zone Status. The Southern Tier Logistics headquarters is 6.2 miles from the airport, and minutes from I-86. This vast location has all of the features necessary for your next successful business decision. Take a look at their property, and many more on the STEG Zoom Prospector page today.

STEG Zoom Prospector


About Us:

Southern Tier Economic Growth (STEG) a private, not-for-profit organization that fosters prosperity and vitality in Chemung County through the planning, promotion and implementation of economic development programs. Its 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 help create and retain jobs, sustaining a strong economy. It works with the Chemung County Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA), a Public Benefit Corporation of the State of New York that was formed in 1975. The Chemung County IDA consists of a seven-member Board of Directors and provides a variety of tax incentives, financing, and/or related benefits to a broad range of eligible projects that provide a positive economic impact within Chemung County.

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