News & Events2020-01-17T21:09:25+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

The Team’s 2019-in-Review…

2019: Southern Tier 8’s Year-in-Review: Municipal & Non-profit assistance: 66 organizations assisted> 27 project concepts reviewed > recommended 7 projects, totaling $956,658! Asset development: Industry Summit: Active Recovery with WDOs & STC: 70 registrants 70% non-profit & government Industry Summit: Food & Agriculture & Hemp with CCE Broome: 190 registrants 16% education 62% [...]

January 13th, 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 10th, 2020|Events, Latest News|


The 2020 POWER application is open. Requirements: Letter of Intent due 2/28/20; please cc Southern Tier 8 Regional Board Full proposal submittal due 3/27/20 grant writing tips  & the 2020 funding announcement  & previous awards Southern Tier 8's Regional Impact defined here (copy & paste): Not only has the Southern [...]

January 9th, 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