City of Binghamton, New York

Economic Recovery & Development

Have you been Financially affected by Covid-10? 

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For information about the BLDC's new COVID-  19 Emergency Small Business Loan Program  please click here.

COVID-19 Small Business & Non-Profit Relief Program 

For small businesses and certified non-profit entities requesting assistance with rent, mortgage and/or utility payments, please visit:

The 2021 Binghamton Business Plan Competition has started!The contest awards $5,000 to the best plan for developing a business in the Ctiy of Binghamton including an additional $5,000 in services donated by local businesses. For more information, please click here.

Department Overview

To further our goal of a desirable, safe city in which all residents can live, work, study, worship, play and have opportunities to improve the quality of their lives, the Binghamton Office of Economic Recovery & Development is committed to a vision of building and strengthening our diverse community by providing government services that foster economic vitality, sustainable growth, civic engagement, citizen participation and neighborhood stability.

Economic Recovery & Development works in partnership with citizens, stakeholders in the public and private sectors, and other City departments to:

  • Strengthen quality of life in Binghamton’s neighborhoods;
  • Preserve and develop decent, safe and affordable housing opportunities and increase homeownership;
  • Maintain and improve the vitality of Downtown and neighborhood business districts;
  • Encourage a thriving and sustainable small business sector;
  • Foster job growth, employment, and entrepreneurial opportunities;
  • Increase civic engagement and citizen participation, especially among Binghamton’s youth;
  • Support delivery of efficient and vibrant community services; and
  • Revitalize Binghamton’s use of the rivers and waterfront areas.

Binghamton Means Business!

Economic Development representatives provide an array of services to help businesses start-up, grow and relocate to the City of Binghamton. We work with economic development entities such as the The Agency/Broome County Industrial Development Agency or Empire State Development to tailor the best possible incentive packages for our customers. Please check out our Resources for Start-ups & Existing Businesses tab (upper right) for development information!