Binghamton University and Corning Community College are partnering to better services for small businesses in the Southern Tier.

The New York Small Business Development Centers at the two schools will merge October first in order to streamline service delivery to current and developing small businesses.

In addition to facilities in Corning and at Binghamton University, BU has satellite offices in Ithaca and Oneonta, resulting in services available in 12 counties in the Southern Tier and Central New York.