Bringing businesses to Binghamton

By Jillian Marshall

Bringing businesses to Binghamton

July 17, 2013 Updated Jul 17, 2013 at 11:39 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Wednesday's public hearing at Binghamton City Council didn't do much to draw a crowd, but local leaders hope to draw in more business downtown.

Council President Teri Rennia said the Business Friendly Zoning Amendment would help streamline private businesses looking to settle in the city, and would eliminate what she described as the complicated processes of starting or buying a businesses within the city limits.

"The process for going through planning with a site plan review and opening a business, developing new developments is very cumbersome," Rennia said. "The way it is set up is the timing has to be set up just right."

The council is scheduled to vote on this legislation at their next meeting Aug. 7.

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