The local business community is finally hearing a positive outlook on our area’s economy after many, many years of decline.
The Greater Binghamton Chamber held its annual Economic Forecast Breakfast at the Holiday Inn in Binghamton featuring M & T Bank Regional Economist Gary Keith.
Keith says he’s seen a reversal of fortunes in the past 18 months to two years as cuts in manufacturing are no longer off-setting gains in the service sector.
In fact, he says there’s actually been slight growth in manufacturing recently in the region.
Keith says local start-ups are the key to the turnaround.