News & Events2020-02-19T19:45:50+00:00

Our Team’s Calendar

Key Developments in 2020:

1 Addressing Infrastructure Needs

Secured funding for Regional Energy Assessment & Strategy with LaBella Associates.
Developing model projects across the region.

2 Encouraging Asset-Based Economic Development

Industry Summit Series…promoting best practices, collaboration & Southern Tier commerce.  More info @

February: Regional Portal launch
March: Geospatial Technologies
April: Back-To-Work Ecosystem
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

NOW HIRING: Regional Development Analyst II

Seeking Experienced Professional to join our team! If you enjoy helping municipalities & non-profits develop community projects that make an impact, then please consider joining the team at Southern Tier 8 Regional Board. Southern Tier 8 is seeking an energetic, well-organized professional to help communities develop projects & grant applications [...]

February 7th, 2020|Events, Latest News|

STEM opportunity for teachers & students in the Southern Tier: Application due February 28, 2020

2020 Summer STEM Opportunity for Teachers and Students New York State (NYS), the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites STEM teachers and eligible HS & MS students to apply for 2020’s ARC & ORNL Summer STEM Program. (Applications are due before Feb. 28, 2020.) [...]

January 27th, 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, Southern Tier 8 Offices, Binghamton & Otsego Now Offices, Oneonta Fiscal Audit Draft Review (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):

March 24, 2020: @1:00pm Broome County Public Library, 185 Court Street, Exhibit Room, Binghamton, NY

March 25, 2020: @1:00pm Otsego Now, 189 Main Street, 5th Floor Training Room, Oneonta, NY