City of Binghamton accepting applications for business-plan competition


The City of Binghamton is accepting applications for this year’s Binghamton Local Development Corporation (BLDC) and SUNY Broome’s Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) 2021 BLDC-EAP Business Plan Competition. (Photo credit: zoeyadvertising.com)

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Binghamton Mayor Richard David has announced details of this year’s edition of a business-plan contest that will award $5,000 to the best plan for developing a business in the city.

It’s the Binghamton Local Development Corporation (BLDC) and SUNY Broome’s Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) 2021 BLDC-EAP Business Plan Competition, per a news release on the City of Binghamton website.

The competition is described as the “longest running of its kind in the Greater Binghamton area.”

“Promoting small-business development and entrepreneurship are key objectives of the City of Binghamton,” David said in a release. “I look forward to seeing the new ideas generated by this competition.”

The competition seeks to “cultivate” local business development; promote entrepreneurial spirit; and raise awareness about EAP training, BLDC financing, and other community resources for small business growth.

Applications are due April 7.

Full information on applications, eligibility requirements and important dates are available on the SUNY Broome EAP program website (https://www2.sunybroome.edu/conted/eac/) and the BLDC page (http://binghamton-ny.gov/binghamton-local-development-corporation-bldc).

Those interested can also contact Binghamton Economic Development at (607) 772-7161 or [email protected]