Research

Research

CREA provides research and insights on a variety of economic factors that impact our region. Click below to read more or to download the research briefs as PDF files.

The Southern Tier Outpaces the Rest of New York State in Per Capita Higher Education R&D Expenditures

The Southern Tier saw $1,674 per capita in higher education R&D expenditures in 2017, greater than any other region in New York State and a 34% increase from 2010, according to a Center for Regional Economic Advancement (CREA) analysis of data from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Ithaca Beats Other New York Cities in Winning Federal Grants for STEM Startup Commercialization

Among the metropolitan areas in Upstate New York, Ithaca had the highest concentration of federal grants awarded to start-ups and small companies in the STEM space in 2018.

Spotlight: Food & Beverage Investment in New York State

New York State’s food and beverage manufacturing companies have brought in $2.3 billion in private capital investment since 2010, according to a Center for Regional Economic Advancement (CREA) analysis of data collected by CB Insights1. The Grow-NY region, comprising 22 counties in the Finger Lakes, Central New York and Southern Tier, captured 38%, or $886 million, of the state total (see Fig.1).

The Ag Economy in the Grow-NY Region: An Overview

The Grow-NY region, made up of counties in the Finger Lakes, Central New York, and Southern Tier regions, has seen employment in the food and ag sectors grow by 25.4% in the past decade, according to a Center for Regional Economic Advancement (CREA) at Cornell University analysis of New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) data.

Landscape of Economic Progress and Opportunity

The Center for Regional Economic Advancement at Cornell University presents the landscape of economic progress and opportunity in the Ithaca, NY region and at Cornell University. This report focuses on the economy of rural college towns and highlights programs that support economic development throughout New York State. 

The Life Sciences at Cornell University

 The life sciences are dominant at major academic institutions across the country, including biological and biomedical sciences, clinical research, engineering, and veterinary medicine. As federal funding for life sciences has grown, the field has emerged to present a wealth of opportunities for researchers and innovators on academic campuses today.