The Regional Board promotes programs that focus on our smaller communities and supports innovative solutions accross our rural neighborhoods.
Some of the Southern Tier's key industries include yogurt production & value-added products, craft beverages, hemp production and processing. Tourism is strong for baseball fans in Cooperstown and wine enthusiasts in Ithaca. The Upper Delaware & Susquehanna Rivers offer some of the best fly-fishing opportunities in the USA.
Not only do our rural communties offer an escape into nature & opportunities in Agriculture, they are are also home to several large manufacturing plants & smaller machine shops that serve the supply-chain close to larger eastcoast markets.
The Southern Tier 8 team has created the Industry Summit platform to increase networking opportunities across the region & looks forward to partnering with other stakeholders to host additional events to champion rural innovation and collaboration.