To partner with member counties to identify and address multi-county issues in order to improve the quality of life within the region.
Southern Tier 8’s performance in 2021 demonstrated another year of heightened activity with Pandemic response and ecosystem rebuilding efforts. Looking back at 2021, not only did we secure more federal investments than we’ve seen in 40 years, but we also positioned communities for upcoming investments to support our community growth for the next five years. We had the strongest organizational staff yet and dedicated contract employees with talent to move five key community development steps forward:
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We partner with numerous organizations to collaborate on programs that support our mission.
Our programs are designed to help grow our region. Select a program below to learn the what it is, who we partnered with, and what it accomplishes.
The Southern Tier region features 10 major industry sectors.