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From Brendan Schweigart

Project updates from the Steuben County IDA

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News on work in Bath, Amazon progress, renewable energy

In September, the IDA released a series of videos celebrating the agency’s accomplishments over the last 50 years.  This compilation detailed how the community’s needs have changed during this time and how the organization has evolved to meet those needs.  This evolution has prepared the agency for the challenges of today’s economy and the opportunities presented.  The development thus far in 2022 is evidence of that!

The year kicked off with the announcement that LP Building Solutions was going to construct a $24 million manufacturing facility in the IDA Business Park in the Town of Bath.   The company broke ground in July and within three months is well on its way to completing the earthwork in preparation for the first steel delivery later this month for its new 82,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility.

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As has been reported, both Eight Point Wind and Baron Wind are well under construction with access roads and foundations for both projects near completion.  As you drive through Steuben County you are likely to see the delivery of components and cranes on our highways and backroads, with windmill construction dotting our ridgelines as turbines are being assembled.  The IDA Board and staff had the opportunity to tour the Baron Wind site and learn how complex these developments are.   Once completed, these two projects will make Steuben County the largest producer of onshore wind power in the State.

Amazon is also finalizing renovations to its new last mile distribution center in Bath, which is scheduled to be operational in November.  To help support this project and other developments along the Route 54 corridor in Bath, the IDA managed the construction of a new turning lane in September.  The $800,000 investment will improve traffic flow and increase safety in and out of the Bath Industrial Park.

In addition to these projects, Steuben County is seeing other investments including the construction of Alstom’s railcar shell manufacturing facility in Hornell, Riedman’s new single family home development at the former Northside Blodgett School site in Corning, and Momentum of Western New York’s development of a material recovery and recycling facility in Bath to focus on reducing land fill waste for commercial businesses including the renewable energy market.

The next 50 years have started with a flurry of activity throughout the county.  As Steuben County IDA has done in the past, we will continue to evolve to generate new wealth for our residents.

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