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Some interest in closed Bombardier plant in Auburn

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The Cayuga Economic Development Agency (CEDA) has received an inquiry for the closed Bombardier rail car production plant in Auburn, just after the new owner agreed to market the property.


Michael Miller, CEDA’s executive director, informed members of the Cayuga County Legislature’s Planning Committee about the inquiry and a meeting with Alstom, which acquired Bombardier Transportation in 2021 and now owns the 15-acre Orchard Street site where Bombardier operated a manufacturing facility until it closed in 2006.

Miller told legislators on Wednesday that CEDA met with representatives from Alstom and the city of Auburn. During that meeting, he said Alstom committed to “seeing that facility go back to productive use,” which is an essential development because Bombardier resisted past efforts to find new uses for the shuttered plant.

In preparation for more inquiries about the Bombardier plant, CEDA is updating its marketing materials that will be shared with potential buyers.