The biggest employer in Endicott plans to stay in the village for several more years.

BAE Systems employees have been informed the company has renewed its lease at the Huron Campus for ten years. The company utilizes more than 500,000 square feet at the site, which for decades was home to IBM's Endicott operations.

BAE Systems moved about 1,350 people to Endicott shortly after its facility in Westover was wrecked by massive flooding in September 2011.

BAE Systems workers in Broome County develop propulsion systems for hybrid vehicles, including buses. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

With temporary operations established at the Huron site, BAE officials launched an extensive search for a permanent location in the region.

The company decided to maintain operations in Broome County after state and federal officials put together an incentive package.

Extensive renovations were made to Huron Campus buildings to accommodate BAE Systems programs.

Endicott officials have said the presence of BAE Systems has had a significant positive impact on the village over the past five years.

BAE Systems representatives were not available Tuesday to discuss the decision to remain at the Endicott location.

The BAE Systems HybriDrive propulsion unit is based in this building on Hayes Avenue in Endwell. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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