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

Appalachia Diseases of Despair, October 2020

Research Finds That Appalachia’s Diseases of Despair Mortality Rates Continue at Disproportionately Higher Rates in Comparison to Rest of Nation   For Women, Diseases of Despair Mortality Rates in Appalachia 46 Percent Higher Than Rest of Country WASHINGTON, D.C., November 19, 2020—Appalachian Diseases of Despair a new report from the Appalachian [...]

November 19th, 2020|Events, Latest News|

Afterschool programs for families in the Southern Tier: September 2, 2020

Please join us Wednesday at noon to hear about expanded afterschool opportunities for families from: Drew Deskur - Kopernick Observatory and Science Center JoAnne Morak - Girl Scouts and the solar STEM  lab at Amahami Faith Vavra – Congressman Brindisi’s office for Congressional STEM initiatives Register to attend virtually 9/2/2020, [...]

August 31st, 2020|Events, Latest News|

Economic Innovation + Ingenuity During COVID – An Appalachian Perspective VIRTUAL programs in August & September

APPALACHIA’S DUAL PANDEMICS: SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND COVID-19 Before confirmed COVID cases appeared in Appalachia, the Region was already experiencing epidemic levels of substance abuse and overdose deaths in comparison to the rest of the country. This session, moderated by RecoveryOhio Director Alisha Nelson, will explore how Appalachia communities in Ohio, [...]

July 28th, 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