Our Mission

The mission of the Center for International Business Advancement is to boost economic growth and job creation in the Southern Tier, NY region by increasing the global awareness of the academic, business and policy communities in the region, thus preparing university students for global leadership and professional advancement in a globalized economy; expanding the international exporting capacity of small to mid-sized companies in the region; and moving international trade and foreign direct investment to the forefront of the policy efforts for economic revitalization and job creation in the region.


Disseminating a distinctive body of policy-oriented knowledge about the links and interdependencies between the Southern Tier economy and the global economy; and advancing a better understanding of emerging new trends and policies on trade & foreign direct investment in the United States and around the world;


Developing strategic partnerships and a network of stakeholders – business practitioners, academic experts and policy makers – who share CIBA’s vision of economic growth and regional prosperity through increased connectivities with the global economy


Organizing standardized programs and customized workshops designed to increase the region’s capacity for the achievement of global competitiveness.

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