Fostering Networks

Advancing Learning

Building Partnerships for Global Success

The Center for International Business Acceleration Inc. (CIBA) is a registered nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the economic conditions and foster job creation in the Southern Tier of the State of New York by serving as a source of information, research analyses, programming, coaching and mentorship to (i) those local governments, businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals interested in participating in the global economy and (ii) those foreign companies and entrepreneurs who are interested in entering the United States and in particular the Southern Tier of the State of New York.

CIBA strives to advance social change in the Southern Tier of New York State through global connections for regional economic growth and job creation. It is a networking powerhouse and a capacity-building agent for local economic development through internationalization.

For policy-oriented research analyses CIBA is aligned and works in close collaboration with the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University.

CIBA’s economic development programming is based on a broad public-private partnership with various regional economic development organizations, government agencies at the local, regional, and state levels, as well as business corporations and business service providers.

CIBA offers a number of programs designed for the academic, business, and policy communities. Download to learn more.

CIBA 9th Annual Global Forum
April 11, 2024
New York City


Global Trade and Investment Forum

Held annually, the Forum is a venue for academics, technology leaders, policy makers and business executives to discuss potential growth opportunities for the regional economy through worldwide connectivity, including exports to international markets, attraction of foreign business investment, and the advancement of international strategic partnerships.

Export New York Program

Export New York is designed to assist Southern Tier companies in increasing their growth potential through successful exporting to international markets and continuous international business development. The program helps participants determine which international markets are attractive, prioritize efforts, develop strategies to penetrate each market and tackle the legal, cultural, logistical and regulatory issues of doing business abroad.

Select New York Program

Select New York is a platform for the promotion of Upstate New York to international companies making a foray into the U.S. market.

Global Business Consulting, Training & Education

The program is designed to engage students in experiential learning and provide customized training and services to companies in the Southern Tier for successful performance in a globalized economy.
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