SUNY Broome Community College is a dynamic presence at the heart in the Southern Tier Upstate New York region. It is a preeminent college recognized both nationally and globally as a part of the State University of New York (SUNY). IBM was founded nearby, and the flight simulator was invented in Binghamton, NY. Other notable businesses founded in the area include Dick's Sporting Goods, Eureka! Camping, and Johnson Outdoors.
Today, while there is a continued concentration of high-tech firms, Binghamton is emerging as a healthcare- and education-focused city with a strong advanced manufacturing sector. Companies in the area like Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, and Cummins.