The Greater Binghamton Chamber is actively involved in building strategic partnerships with government, business, and education to ensure that we are helping businesses meet their workforce needs.
The Chamber feels very strongly about education/workforce initiatives in our community. The Chamber’s nonprofit affiliate organization, the Greater Binghamton Education Outreach Program (GBEOP), offers programs that help continue to create a “talent pipeline” in our community through a business-education partnership.
Employer Workforce Assistance
Our community partner, Broome-Tioga Workforce New York, provides a variety of employer services, including the following:
Qualified applicants, from entry-level to professional
Labor market information
Training information and assistance
Referrals to other community resources
For more information on access to training funds, talent management strategies, etc., contact Rebecca Harris at (607) 778-2230.
Economic Outlook Guide
Packed with information, market intelligence and insights, this guide will give you a sense of the current and future economic climate in our region, as well as for key industries.
“I always heard about the creativity and innovation in the Greater Binghamton area, but never realized what it really meant prior to visiting the business participants.”
“The importance of 21st century skills with an emphasis on math, science, and technology at so many companies. We need to get our students to realize this!”
Junior Achievement (JA) Programs
JA Programs are dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA Programs provide in-school and after school programs for students in grades K-12 that focus on entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy. Students put these lessons into action and help strengthen our communities.
The Chamber formed a DEI Committee in early 2021 to take an in-depth look into what a more inclusive community can mean for economic development and beyond. The group split into sub-committees focusing on DEI data, DEI resources and a half-day DEI Conference in September 2021. Expanded programming will continue in 2022.