News & Events2020-03-22T16:57:35+00:00

Our Team’s Calendar

Key Developments in 2020:

1 Addressing Infrastructure Needs
Secured funding for Regional Energy Assessment & Strategy with LaBella Associates, see Planning Resources for more details.
2 Encouraging Asset-Based Economic Development
Industry Summit Series…promoting best practices, collaboration & Southern Tier commerce.  More info @
March: Geospatial Technologies
June: Regional Portal launch
October: With co-host AM&T, Advanced Manufacturing with Clean Energy
3 Prioritizing Federal Investment Requests
See Funding page
4 Serving Community Needs & Connecting Resources
Developing Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) Department of Defense no-cost dental-vision-veterinary care for 2021 in Delaware County.
5 Pursuing Public-Private Partnership Workforce Programs
Tier Energy Network (TEN) Inc defining needs 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
ARC POWER for Coal-Impact (see latest news)

Latest News

Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC): Federal Investment request due July 29, 2020

2020 grant initiative funded by the US Department of Labor, in collaboration with ARC &  Delta Regional Authority The purpose of this program is to demonstrate the alignment of regionally driven, comprehensive approaches to addressing economic distress and the necessary workforce development activities to ensure a workforce capable of succeeding [...]

May 1st, 2020|Events, Latest News|

Local Municipal Leadership Training: Department of State Division of Local Government Services

Municipal officials seeking basic information about local government powers and duties can look to the Department of State for such information. Basic and intermediate courses can benefit members of planning boards and zoning boards of appeals, elected officials, enforcement officials and other municipal employees. The course content is intended to [...]

April 28th, 2020|Events, Latest News|

Appalachian Leadership Institute: Accepting applications for 2020-2021

Since October, community members from across Appalachia have been convening to learn leadership skills and economic development best practices to take back to their communities and help Appalachia thrive. They are taking part in the Appalachian Leadership Institute – a program of the Appalachian Regional Commission in partnership with the [...]

April 13th, 2020|Events, Latest News|

Our Board’s Schedule

Tentative 2020 meeting dates with key agenda items

Board Meetings:

January 30 : 10 am, Southern Tier 8 Oneonta Office, CEDS Meeting
January 31 : 10 am, Southern Tier 8 Binghamton Office, CEDS Meeting
Feb 6 : 11 am, Southern Tier 8 Offices, Binghamton & Otsego Now Offices, Oneonta Annual meeting, Officer Elections (Finance Committee: 10am)
April 2: 11 am, Virtual meeting due to public health crisis (TIER Board, Finance: 10am)
June 4: 11 am, Binghamton, Fiscal Audit Final Review (Finance Committee: 10am)
October 1: 11 am, Southern Tier 8 Offices, Binghamton & Otsego Now Offices, Oneonta FY2021 Investment Requests & draft organizational budget (Finance Committee: 10am)
December 18: 11 am, Binghamton, 2020 Budget (Finance Committee: 10am)

Planning Committee & Project Review Meetings:

January 9: 10 am, Southern Tier 8 Offices, Binghamton Energy Infrastructure Assessment, 2020 schedule
June 19: 10 am, Sidney Library, Project Review Committee Meeting
August 21: 10 am, Cortland, Project Review Committee Meeting
September 24: 10 am, ST8 Binghamton Office, Project Review Committee Meeting
ARC Area Development Grants: Information Sessions (free, no registration required): CANCELLED due to public health crisis