The city of Hornell, New York, has been a leader in the railroad industry for more than 160 years. Trains traveling the Erie Railroad between New York City and Chicago made a central maintenance stop in Hornell and the city prospered as the railroad grew. In 1976, when the main rail shop closed, the City of Hornell IDA stepped in and purchased all of the railroad properties in Hornell, including over 800,000 square feet of rail buildings. In doing so, the IDA bet on the future of railroad transportation and the quality of the city’s rail-oriented workforce. The investment paid off—the buildings are all now successfully leased to railroad-related businesses that are vital to our local economy.
Nestled in the Canisteo Valley of Upstate New York, Hornell has all the business performance capabilities of a large city, but with the comforts and affordability of a smaller town. We have a skilled work force, a low cost of living and, most importantly, a high quality of life. Explore our site to learn more about what makes Hornell an irresistible place for work, home and play.
40 Main Street | Hornell, NY 14843 | 1.607.324.0310 or 1.877.HORNELL