News & Events2019-08-20T13:07:03+00:00

Our Team’s Calendar

Key Developments in 2019:

1 Addressing Infrastructure Needs

Secured funding for Regional Energy Assessment & Strategy with LaBella Associates.
SAVE THE DATE for the Infrastructure Symposium on October 17, 2019…more details available soon.

2 Encouraging Asset-Based Economic Development

Industry Summit Series…promoting best practices, collaboration & Southern Tier commerce

11/28: Introduction to asset-based development with industry clusters & best practices: 235 registrants >50% private sector
4/10: Active Recovery Workshop: 70 registrants 70% non-profit & government
5/23: Food & Agriculture Focus Co-host CCE Broome: 190 registrants 16% education 62% private sector
10/23: TBA @

3 Prioritizing Federal Investment Requests

See Funding page

4 Serving Community Needs & Connecting Resources

Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) Department of Defense no-cost dental-vision-veterinary care
7/12-7/20:  Norwich…see Greater Chenango Cares & Homer…see Healthy Cortland
The missions served 3,608 patients (both persons and animals), completed 21, 281 successful procedures and initiated $1,138, 882 worth of no-cost medical and veterinary services to the region.

5 Pursuing Public-Private Partnership Workforce Programs

TIER Inc & Tier Energy Network (TEN) Inc $2 million proposal submitted for expanding workforce in Clean Energy Industry across Southern Tier

6 Continuing Project Development

ARC-DOL Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC): Dislocated & substance abuse disorder returning to work

Latest News

Energy Infrastructure Survey for Businesses: open until 8/30/19

With challenges of interruptible power & distribution moratoriums across the region, the Southern Tier 8 Regional Board obtained a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to complete a Regional Energy Infrastructure Assessment & Strategy. The project aims to: increase the use of alternative energy, energy storage and local, distributed generation [...]

August 20th, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Community Assistance Available: Local Foods, Local Places; deadline 9/30/19

EPA invites communities interested in revitalizing neighborhoods through development of local food systems to apply for Local Foods, Local Places technical assistance. Local Foods, Local Places supports projects that: Create livable, walkable, economically vibrant main streets and mixed-use neighborhoods. Boost economic opportunities for local farmers and main street businesses. Improve [...]

August 7th, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC): Federal Investment request due July 15, 2019

New grant initiative funded by the US Department of Labor, in collaboration with ARC &  Delta Regional Authority Provide enhanced training and support activities to the people who live in the ARC or DRA regions who are: Dislocated workers New entrants to the workforce Incumbent workers People affected by Substance [...]

June 12th, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Our Board’s Schedule

Tentative 2019 meeting dates with key agenda items

Board Meetings:

Feb 1: 11 am, Tioga Downs – 2384 W River Rd, Nichols Annual meeting, Officer Elections (Finance Committee: 10am)

April 5: 11 am, Southern Tier 8 Offices, Binghamton & Otsego Now Offices, Oneonta Fiscal Audit Draft Review (Finance Committee: 10am)

June 7: 11 am, Southern Tier 8 Offices, Binghamton & Otsego Now Offices, Oneonta Fiscal Audit Final Review (Finance Committee: 10am)

October 4: 11 am, Southern Tier 8 Offices, Binghamton & Otsego Now Offices, Oneonta FY2020 Investment Requests & draft organizational budget (Finance Committee: 10am)

December 13: 11 am, Southern Tier 8 Offices, Binghamton & Otsego Now Offices, Oneonta  2020 Budget (Finance Committee: 10am)

Planning Committee & Project Review Meetings:

March 1: 10 am, Southern Tier 8 Offices, Binghamton Energy Infrastructure Assessment, Industry Summits

June 26: 10 am, Southern Tier 8 Offices, Binghamton ARC Project pre-app review & vote

August 23: 11 am, Cortland County Conference Room – 37 Church Street, Cortland ARC full application review

September 27: 10am, Otsego Now Offices- 189 Main Street, Oneonta ARC full application rank

November 1: 10 am, Southern Tier 8 Offices, Binghamton 2020 Budget & program discussion