The Susquehanna Heritage Area is one of 20 Heritage Areas in New York State, each working to develop, preserve and promote the historic, cultural and natural resources that create its identity. The New York State Heritage Area Program was created by state legislation in 1982 with the goal of advancing preservation, recreation, interpretation, and economic development. The goal of the Susquehanna Heritage Area is to use the historic, cultural and natural resources of Broome and Tioga Counties to strengthen regional identity, enhance local quality-of-life, support the local economy and promote stewardship.
The Susquehanna Heritage Area has been vital to local revitalization efforts. Since the Susquehanna Heritage Area’s designation, over 50 successful Heritage Area grants totaling nearly $5 million dollars have been awarded to projects within the existing Heritage Area communities.