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2024 Spring IDA Academy - Binghamton

2024 Spring IDA Academy 
Holiday Inn, Binghamton, 2-8 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY 13901

The IDA Academy provides regular training for Industrial Development Agency (IDA) staff and executives on a variety of issues to help operate an IDA office more efficiently and effectively. The Spring 2024 Academy will offer training sessions that include best practices, powers and tools available to IDAs, and public policy that impacts their authority and operation. The NYSEDC will administer this program in partnership with its IDA members, state agencies, and other industry experts.

The IDA Academy will be held at the Holiday Inn, Binghamton, 2-8 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY 13901. 

Registration - Click Here

Member Rate:                      $125.00 

Future Member Rate:      $175.00
Group Rate (5)                     $500.00

For sponsorship opportunities or questions about registration, Contact Stephanie Cavalier or call 518-426-4058.. am. 

Event Location + Hotel Information

Holiday Inn, Binghamton, 2-8 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY 13901. 

Rooms Block, $129 per night. 

Book by phone: 607.722.1212 Use arrival date and group code:  EDC 

To make reservations on-line:  

1. Click On The Link 
2. Click Book Now
3. Enter: Check-In, Check-Out Date, Rooms and Guests
4.  Rate Preference (use drop down to find  group code, then click on group code and enter EDC Then Search (It will show the rooms types and rate in your block)
5. Click on Select Room
6. Click on Select Rate It will then prompt you to enter guest information (name, address, email etc,)


Agenda Subject to Change

Agenda Subject to Change

Wednesday, April 17th - Networking Opportunites for Local and Overnight Attendees

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tour of Koffman Southern Tier Incubator - Sign Up on Registration Form (no cost)

Opened in 2017 in the heart of Binghamton, NY, the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator serves as a hub for start-up activity within the Southern Tier region and beyond. The Koffman offers 35,000 square feet of co-working spaces, offices, high-tech laboratories and common areas that encourage collaboration between start-up companies. Every inch of the building has been thoughtfully designed to provide working spaces that inspire individuals and companies to create and develop innovative products and ideas. Binghamton University’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships oversees the facility and its cohort of in-house programs, providing participants with the tools to take their businesses to the next level.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Networking meetup & happy hour for locals and overnight guests - Hosted by The Agency

Thursday, April 18

9:00  am - 9:10 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Ryan Silva, Executive Director, New York State Economic Development Council

9:10  am - 9:30 am

Legislative and Policy Update - What to Expect this Legislative Session

Ryan Silva, Executive Director, New York State Economic Development Council

9:40  am - 10:40 am

Board Management and Training - Mandates + Best Practices

10:50  am - 11:50 am

PARIS Reporting - Getting it done right and making the data work for you

12:00  pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch and Learn – Public Affairs - How to tell your story and educate stakeholders

Skye Ostreicher,  Founder, In the Room Media

1:10  pm - 2:10 pm

IDA | LDCs Operations and Management from the Auditor’s Perspective   

2:20  pm - 3:20 pm

Inducements 101 – Best practices and common pitfalls

3:30  pm - 4:30 pm

Case Studies – The Redevelopment Story - White Elephants, Eyesores, and Underutilized Property

Most communities have at least one underutilized or vacant site sticking a stick in the wheel of economic and community vibrancy. While these properties can vary widely in terms of potential use, condition, size, ownership, etc., the one thing they have in common is that they represent both a persistent challenge and a grand opportunity. This panel will discuss how to identify sites for advancement, as well as how to prioritize, assess, plan for, and advance redevelopment of them. The conversation will build on real life examples from across New York State.

  • Moderator – Michael N’dolo – Director of Economic Development, MRB Group
  • Panelists
    • Case Study: Livingston Correctional Facility – Bill Bacon, Director, Livingston County Economic Development
    • Case Study: Victory Lofts – Hon. Jason Garnar, County Executive, Broom County
    • Site Reuse and Advancement Studies: various – Tracy Verrier, Dep. Director of Economic Development, MRB Group


 For  Sponsorship Opportunities, please email Chelsea Palmer or call 518.426.4058