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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: George Miner 1998


  • Title: President
  • Company: Southern Tier Economic Growth
  • Location: Elmira, NY
  • Birthplace: Pearl River, NY, Feb. 9, 1957

Family: Wife Karen, 3 sons: Andrew, Daniel, Nathan

College: SUNY Genesco, BA; SUNY Brockport, MBA

First job outside of real estate: Vocational training

First job in real estate or allied field: Economic development

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Elmira’s area economy is very strong. We are expanding our Airport Corporate Park and creating downtown back office space.

Hobbies: Fishing, sports, mountain biking, gardening, pets

Favorite book: “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

Favorite movie: “‘The Wizard of Oz”

Person you most emulate (outside of family): Jesus

Key to success: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

If you were forced to choose another vocation what would it be? Professional baseball — but no one would have to force me.