Cornell University and TCAD - Economic Development Services

Silverlode assessed the University and surrounding area from a site selection perspective

Cornell University and TCAD

Service(s):

Economic Development Services

Opportunity:

Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (“CALS”) and Tomkins County Area Development (“TCAD”) hired Silverlode to assess the University and surrounding area from a site selection perspective and explore corporate partnership strategies.

Solution:

CALS and TCAD wanted to evaluate the possibility of attracting companies to locate employees and facilities on or near Cornell’s campus. The intent was to foster collaboration and opportunities within the University and to address regional economic development goals of business attraction, employment growth, and new investment.

Silverlode conducted dozens of stakeholder interviews, analyzed all existing data, toured university and regional assets, analyzed potential target industries which corresponded with achievements by CALS professors, and benchmarked colocation strategies and peer institutions.

Silverlode provided the client with an assessment of regional and campus strengths and challenges related to company attraction. We analyzed protocols within the University and community and recommended next steps for strategy and implementation.