Governor Cuomo Announces $3 Million Awarded to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Funding will be Used to Construct 52,628 Square Foot Building at Arnot Park to House a New Four-Year Medical Training facility

January 2, 2019

Investment Complements "Southern Tier Soaring" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine has received a $3 million grant to construct a two-story, 52,628 square foot building at the vacant Arnot Park in downtown Elmira. The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, known as LECOM, will invest nearly $20 million to construct a building on the Elmira College campus to accommodate a new medical school program, attracting students who will fill the need for physicians in the Southern Tier and Western New York. This project is expected to create 44 new jobs and is set to open for students in the spring of 2020. It will also include the demolition of blighted houses adjacent to the facility.

"The addition of the new Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine building at Elmira College will have a substantial impact on the future of healthcare in the Southern Tier and help grow the local economy," Governor Cuomo said, "This investment will create new jobs, provide more academic opportunities for medical students in the region, and continue the revitalization of downtown Elmira as we work to help the Southern Tier soar."

"This funding will allow the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine to expand with a new building that will provide individuals with medical training opportunities," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "The new program will educate students with the skills they need to fill positions needed in the medical field in the Southern Tier and Western New York. This investment will further advance the healthcare industry in the area, creating jobs and continuing to grow the economy of the Southern Tier."

Read the full press release here.