Susquehanna-Chemung Action Plan -- Economic Development

An Ecosystem-Based Watershed Management Plan
for the
Susquehanna and Chemung Basins of New York

Water connects us all...

Capitalize on water resources as economic assets.

  • Promote economic development strategies that protect the region's water resources and use them wisely because they are integral to the local economy.
  • Foster regional collaboration to implement environmentally sensitive economic development strategies.


Section 2: Economic Development

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Good Resources
Builders for the Bay
Encourages Bay-friendly site design principles that reduce the environmental effects of residential and commercial development.
Memphis Manifesto
Based on the premise that creativity is a critical resource for building vibrant communities, the Memphis Manifesto articulates principles to help communities realize the full potential of creative ideas.  The Creative Class Exchange provides a series of articles by Richard Florida about the "creative class" and economic competitiveness. 
Main Street
The National Trust for Historic Preservation presents a community-driven approach to revitalize downtown and neighborhood business districts.
Natural Gas Development Resource Center
Cornell Cooperative Extension website brings together information from a variety of sources with the goal of providing sound information that will support informed decision making.
Water Resources and Natural Gas Production from the Marcellus Shale
USGS fact sheet provides information relevant to water resource questions and concerns.


"The quality of place is a state of mind -
It has emerged as one of the most important ingredient
in developing a successful, sustainable community."

-Jack Benjamin


Learn More

Additional information, references, and recommended actions may be added to these page as the plan is implemented and updated. If you would like to get involved and share resources or suggestions, please contact a member of the ad hoc Advisory Committee or STC staff, Chelsea Robertson (; 607-962-5092). Learn more about the Suquehanna-Chemung Action Plan by selecting issues from the menu on the left. Other resources include a Project Summary handout, information about Ecosystem-Based Management, and a document library with minutes and other information.


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