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Funding Opportunities

 The Global NY Fund

The Global NY team is coming to the Southern Tier to introduce the $35 million Global NY Fund, which provides loans and grants to help New York State’s small and medium-sized businesses start exporting or increase their global export sales. Grants are also available to non-profits that provide export assistance and trade education to NYS companies.

For more information or to RSVP to the event, please e-mail or call:  • (212) 803-2300



The Agency announced on 8/12/15 that funds are available for existing Broome County businesses through the Grow Broome Fund. The Grow Broome Fund has up to $2 million available for lending to eligible small businesses.

Find out more here.

New York Ventures

New York Ventures has created a program dedicated to encouraging innovation and fueling economic growth in communities across the state.  This program will oversee the State's innovation investment funds, which provides financial capital to early-stage, technology-based businesses, and include the NYS Innovation Venture Capital Fund, a $100 million multi stage fund; the Innovate NY Fund, a $45 million seed-stage fund; and the Minority and Women - Owned Business Investment Fund (MWBE), a $2 million seed-stage fund.

For more information regarding New York Ventures.


Broome County, The Agency Incentive Programs
  • Taxable Industrial Development Bonds
  • Tax Exempt Industrial Development Bonds
  • Sale Lease Back Transactions
  • Southern Tier East Economic Development (STEED)
  • Title IX Economic Adjustment Revolving Loan Fund Program

For more information regarding these programs, visit the Broome County IDA website

Town of Union Loan Programs
  • Town of Union Business Assistance Loan Program
  • Central Business District Loan Program
  • Commercial Facade Loan Program
  • Section 108 Financing
  • Site Preparation Loan Program
  • E3 Loan Program
  • Microenterprise Loan
  • Town of Union Local Development Corporation

For more information regarding these programs, visit the Town of Union website.

Binghamton Local Development Corporation Incentive Programs
  • Revolving Loan Fund Program
  • Microenterprise Loan ProgramCommercial Façade Improvement Loan
  • Energy Efficiency / Green Jobs Revolving Loan Fund
  • Broome County Local Development Corporation

For more information regarding these programs, visit the City of Binghamton website.

Broome County Economic Development Group

Broome County Government, led by the combined efforts of the Broome County Executive's Office and the Department of Planning and Economic Development, is dedicated to promoting the sound, orderly economic development and growth of Greater Binghamton. Through the use of general operating funds, as well as dedicated economic development funds, Broome County Governent agressively markets the region and works to create a nurturing environment where businesses are supported and encouraged to invest and grow.

For more information, and a list of resources, visit the Go Broome County website.



OneStart is the world's largest life sciences and healthcare startup accelerator program - welcoming ideas focused on the improvement of human health including; therapeutics, diagnostics, software, devices, research tools, and more.

OneStart welcomes ideas and businesses at all stages of development, from the very early to more mature (see our FAQs). Our programme provides extensive mentoring and support up to 70 teams each year (not just the winner). As a result, each year multiple entrants secure follow-on funding.

OneStart is offering $150k in non-dilutive funding and free lab space for your business.

Find out more and apply here!


Governor Cuomo announces $5 million biotech start up competition

This competition is to stimulate growth in the biotech industry.  The following industries will be eligible:

-Drugs & Pharmaceuticals
-Medical Devices & Equipment
-Research, Testing & Medical Labs
-Bio-science-Related Distribution
-Agricultural Feedstock & Chemicals

For more information, click here!

Last Updated: 6/9/17