Services

Funding & Project Development

Purpose

Municipalities, workforce partners, educational institutions and non-profits working on initiatives that support ARC’s and EDA’s economic development goals, may be eligible for ARC or EDA investments to address economic disparity and advance prosperity across the Southern Tier.  

How we help

The Southern Tier 8 team will assist applicants with questions about program development, partner engagement, grant writing, match, support requirements and budgets.

How to Apply

Who is this for?

Municipalities, workforce partners, educational institutions and non-profits within our member counties. 

Resources

View File
View File

Planning

Purpose

Leading regional economic development & resiliency planning, the Regional Board is responsible for designing and maintaining the region’s economic development plan, known as the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, CEDS).

The staff hosts quarterly Sync-Up Sessions with community & economic development partners to advance collaboration across the 8 counties.

Planning may involve assessment, strategies for improvement & project development for economic development issues to address infrastructure (broadband, energy), workforce and workplace readiness, industry cluster development (SouthernTier Summit) and strengthening community capacity (So-Tier Experience, Opportunity Zone Portfolio, Substance Use Disorder Recovery to Work ecosystem).

 

How we help

Partners are engaged, research is conducted, data is assessed, and impact strategies are presented.

The Southern Tier 8 team also serves on advisory boards for the Binghamton Metropolitan Transportation Study (BMTS), COVID-19 taskforces for Broome and Tioga Counties, Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Corporation Loan Fund and serves as the one-stop operator for the Broome-Tioga Workforce Investment Board.

Who is this for?

Municipalities within our member counties.

Networking

Purpose

Leading regional economic development & resiliency planning, the Regional Board is responsible for designing and maintaining the region’s economic development plan, known as the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, CEDS).

 

How we help

The staff hosts quarterly Sync-Up Sessions with community & economic development partners to advance collaboration across the 8 counties.

Planning may involve assessment, strategies for improvement & project development for economic development issues to address infrastructure (broadband, energy), workforce and workplace readiness, industry cluster development (SouthernTier Summit) and strengthening community capacity (So-Tier Experience, Opportunity Zone Portfolio, Substance Use Disorder Recovery to Work ecosystem).

Who is this for?

The staff hosts quarterly Sync-Up Sessions with community & economic development partners to advance collaboration across the 8 counties.

Reducing Municipal Costs

Purpose

Reducing expenses for those communities with small municipal stormwater sewer systems (MS4s) in the defined "urbanized area" as regulated under EPA's Phase II Stormwater Rule.

How we help

Sharing services for education, public outreach, geospatial development & mandated reporting.

Who is this for?

Broome County, the City of Binghamton, Villages of Endicott, Johnson City & Port Dickinson, Towns of Binghamton, Chenango, Conklin, Dickinson,  Fenton, Kirkwood, Union, Vestal, Owego & Tioga County.