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Corning Small Business Development Center

Serving Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates Counties

Make an appointment for counseling:
Call (607) 937-6861 or use
our online form

Center Success Story:
David VanLoon of Oasis Ponds & Patios

We think New York is great for small business -- and so do our clients.

Since our start in 1987, the expert advisors of the Corning SBDC have worked directly with 11,310 businesses, helping them to invest $97,555,091 in the area's economy, and create or save 4,113 jobs.

If you or your business reside in New York, the SBDC can maneuver you around the obstacles to success.  Among other things, we help our clients:

  • understand the importance of a business plan
  • discover sources of funding
  • prepare for e-commerce
  • identify avenues for exporting goods & services
  • develop marketing plans
  • assess an invention’s viability
  • comply with licensing & regulations

And thanks to our partners in the public and private sectors, our services are free of charge.

Contacting the Corning SBDC:

Center: (607) 937-6861
Center: (607) 937-6845

Elmira Workforce and Development Center
318 Madison Avenue
Elmira, NY 14901  

Directions to the center

Director: Rochelle Layman

Email Address:

Hrs. of Operation:
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Outreach Offices:
Corning Outreach
Corning Community College
8 Denison Parkway East
Corning, NY 14830
By appointment only
Phone: (607) 937-6861
Steuben County IDA
7234 Route 54
Bath, NY 14810
By appointment only
Phone: 607-937-6861
Watkins Glen Outreach- SCOPED
910 S. Decatur Street
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
By appointment only
Phone: 607-937-6861