The first tenants are about to move into the Southern Tier High Technology Incubator in downtown Binghamton.

Construction on the $19 million complex at Hawley and Carroll streets has been completed.

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger on Wednesday said two tenants are planning to set up operations in the new facility in early April.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Stenger said three or four more companies should move into the building by the end of April.

The facility's official opening date has been set for May 1.

The 35,000-square-foot building was designed by Ashley McGraw Architects of Syracuse, the firm that provided design services for the new MacArthur Elementary School on Binghamton's South Side.

The mission of the high-tech incubator is to nurture emerging companies.

The project was developed by a partnership that includes Binghamton University and SUNY Broome Community College.

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