Broome County elected officials say they were pleased to learn that BAE Systems has extended its lease in Endicott for a decade.

Huron Campus now has about 2.8 million square feet of usable space. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The company chose the Huron Campus off North Street for a temporary site after its Westover site was inundated by 16 million gallons of water as a result of flooding in September 2011.

BAE Systems ultimately signed a five-year lease to remain at the site of the old IBM Endicott manufacturing complex.

Company Endicott Site Executive Gary Battestin said the lease with Huron Campus now has been extended through 2027. Most of the space the company occupies is in Endicott but some is just outside the village in Endwell.

Mayor John Bertoni said the decision by the biggest employer in the village was "wonderful news." Broome County legislature chairman Daniel Reynolds said it's "great news for Endicott."

In a statement, Battestin said the company has "continued to invest in infrastructure to enhance our business and expand our footprint" on the Huron Campus.

Battestin said BAE Systems will continue to work with Endicott and Huron officials to "ensure the best possible environment for our business and employees."

Christopher Pelto, president of Huron Real Estate Associates, could not be reached to comment on the lease extension.

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