Schuyler County has a diverse workforce that finds employment in the service sector, manufacturing, agriculture and seasonal work. Schuyler County has an unemployment rate that translates to an average of 700 unemployed workers. Tourism is a key industry throughout the region, and particularly in Schuyler County, which hosts more than 1.5 million visitors a year.
The area includes several outstanding academic institutions, all within a 30-minute drive, including Cornell University, Ithaca College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Cornellís Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, Elmira College, and Corning Community College. SUNY Binghamton and Alfred University are both accessible in under a 90-minute commute. Several school districts service Schuyler Countyís K-12th grade students, including Odessa-Montour, Montour Watkins Glen, Trumansburg, Horseheads, Corning and Bradford. Finally, for those with younger children, Schuyler County Childcare Coordinating Council can help you make connections with area childcare providers.
Schuyler Hospital, in Montour Falls, offers full service emergency, medical, surgical, and senior care. Arnot Ogdon Medical Center also provides comprehensive services to the Schuyler community, while the Guthrie Health Care System manages dozens of clinics throughout the region.
In addition, the area has a full complement of services for older adults including; independent living, adult day care, and short and long term residential care.