Industrial Development Agency

Minutes & Agenda Board Info

The mission of the Town of Erwin Industrial Development Agency (TEIDA) is to foster economic development in the Town of Erwin. To accomplish this task, TEIDA offers many opportunities, partnering with industry and specific developments to construct infrastructure improvements and eligibility for New York State economic incentives.

In 2001, the Town of Erwin Industrial Development Agency (TEIDA) purchased the Corning Painted Post Airport, a General Aviation, Public Use airport, featuring a lighted 3,270 paved runway and taxiways. The Feasibility Study for this development demonstrated that the five-year capital improvement plan for the airport would more than double the $1.2 million economic impact the airport has on the surrounding community. Since purchasing the airport, TEIDA has completed over $10 million in capital improvements and more than doubled the number of aircraft based at the airport.

TEIDA has contracted with Costa Flying Service as the Fixed Base Operator for the airport. In addition, Costa Flying Service offers a full range of service for the public and business communities including scenic air tours, air taxi, flight instruction, airplane maintenance, and a unique service restoring historic aircraft, the only such service on the east coast. Visit Costa Flying Service at

As the agent for the Town of Erwin and private corporations, TEIDA has completed over $37 million in infrastructure improvements including roads, railroad sidings, a bridge, municipal wells, doubled the size of the Waste Water Treatment Plant, doubled the capacity of the sewer lift station, and established a new water source which serves the Erwin Industrial Park. These projects have supported the retention of over 1,325 and the creation of over 2,000 high skill, high wage manufacturing jobs, created the capacity to support significant industrial growth in the Town of Erwin.

Finding of No Significant Impact


Douglas R. Cole
Jody M. Allen
Daniel C. Bower
Frank J. Acomb
James W. Kuhl
Jeremy A. Shepard
Jill R. Staats
Thomas P. Smith, Harris Beach
Rita Y. McCarthy

The Steuben County Industrial Development Agency (SCIDA) is the designated economic development organization for Steuben County, NY, providing comprehensive economic development services to attract new jobs and investment and generate new wealth. We are uniquely positioned to provide timely and quality assistance to help retain and grow existing businesses and to help new business entrepreneurs lay the right groundwork to successfully get established.


Publication Published File Link
Green Infrastructure Plan 09/26/23 View File
South Hamilton Town Center Comprehensive Plan 2017 09/26/23 View File
Designation Checklist 09/26/23 View File
Appendice Part 6 09/26/23 View File
Appendice Part 7 09/26/23 View File
Available Sites 09/26/23 View File
Exit 43 Economic Development Action Plan Committee Report 10/26/23 View File
Report on Operations TEIDA 2022 03/07/24 View File
I-86 Ramp Closures 4/12
The New York State Department of Transportation has advised us that westbound traffic along Interstate 86 between Exit 45 (Downtown Corning) and Exit 43 (Painted Post), and Interstate 99 northbound to Interstate 86 westbound (Exit 12), in the Town of Erwin, will be closing beginning 10 p.m. on Friday, April 12th to accommodate sign replacement work. The ramp connecting Interstate 86 westbound traffic to Interstate 99 southbound will also be closed. The roadway is anticipated to reopen by the morning of Saturday, April 13th.
Detours will be posted, please be alert.
Hydrant Flushing in April
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Smith Hill Bridge is closed as of 3/25

Steuben County has released this notice: "The bridge on Smith Hill Road over the Cohocton River between Curtis Coopers Road and Dyke Road in the Hamlet of Coopers Plains and Town of Erwin, will be closed to all through traffic beginning March 25, 2024 until the completion of the bridge replacement project in November of 2024. The signed off-site detour will consist of Curtis Coopers Road, County Route 4, State Route 415 and Barringer Road."

Job opportunity!

TheTown of Erwin has a new job opportunity. Information including a recruitment brochure can be found at



Keep Your Pipes Safe!

Think before you flush.  Flushable wipes not so flushable.  How to keep your pipes safe.

Flushable wipes notice.pdf (


Following a nationwide search, the Town has appointed a Deputy Town Manager.  Melissa Greenthal will replace Rita McCarthy as Town Manager when Rita retires in July after 33 years of service to the Town.  More information will follow when Melissa joins the Town in February.

Parks and Volunteers.
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Parks and Volunteers

The Town of Erwin gratefully recognizes the contribution to the community of the efforts of “Reach the Valley” an outreach of Victory Highway Wesleyan Church for painting 8 picnic tables and 2 benches at Kinsella Park and to thank participants Sarah Jane Capper, Sue Strack, Meri Terwilliger, Gary Putnam, Andy Cole, and Doug Cole.


The Town of Erwin gratefully recognizes the contribution to the community of the efforts of Beartown Alliance Church for painting the playground equipment at Scudder Webber Park and to thank participants Kelly Adriance, Max Adriance, Erika Soltis, Becky Soltis, Faith Marmor, Dave Bretch, and Jenn Bretch.

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Bridge is clear, Rains have come!
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Ames Plaza Update

The Applicant has submitted a revised concept site plan and has committed to no “overnight parking”, no one sleeping in vehicles. It was determined that the revised plan complies with the Town of Erwin Zoning. The next steps are that the applicant must complete a traffic study and submit a full preliminary engineering package to the Planning Board. The Planning Board schedule and agendas are posted on the Town’s website and Facebook page. A deadline for completing the demolition of the former Ames building has been established.