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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|

Investing in New York’s Future Workforce

According to a new ARC report, Industrial Make-Up of the Appalachian Region, examining employment and earnings across the Region in the post-recession period from 2012-2017, the Appalachian counties in New York experienced declines in employment while employment grew in the state’s non-Appalachian counties. In order to support workforce development in Appalachian [...]

November 22nd, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Agribusiness Workforce Survey: SUNY Morrisville

Seeking industry insight from those in the Agribusiness Industry: SUNY Morrisville's Agricultural Business Development Program is conducting a workforce development study to match required skill sets of employers to the design of the FAB Graduate Program at SUNY Morrisville (Food and Agricultural Business). Add your thoughts here Learn more about [...]

November 20th, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Post Recession Analysis of Appalachia: Southern Tier lags behind New York State

November 13, 2019: The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) released Industrial Make-Up of the Appalachian Region, a new report examining employment and earnings across the Region. Drawing on data from 15 industry sectors, the report catalogs how the Region’s industrial make-up and earnings compare to that of the country as a whole. [...]

November 13th, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Workplace Wellness Summit 11/14/19, 8am-12pm

Learn how to build a strong employee wellness program and create a healthy work environment for you and your colleagues at little-to-no cost. Gain inspiration from businesses and organizations in the region who have successfully improved the health of their employees through low-cost or no-cost programs. Network with organizations in [...]

October 25th, 2019|Events, Latest News|

CIBA’s Global Trade & Investment Forum 11/14/19 8:30am-3pm

Global trade is in a state of transformation, driven by rising economic nationalism and disruptive technological innovations. Join us for an engaging discussion about shifting government policies and new opportunities for growth in the changing global landscape. Keynote Speakers Robert Manogue – Director of the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, [...]

October 24th, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Rural Innovation Initiative (RII) Technical Assistance Application due 11/18/19

Technical assistance program for communities to develop an innovation hub strategy.  Eligible communities are designated rural counties according to U.S. Census definitions or represent regional efforts that cover a majority rural area. Successful communities will ideally have a combination of the following attributes: Existing high-speed broadband Significant portions of the [...]

October 3rd, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Energy Solutions For Economic Success: October 24, 2019 @ Tioga Downs, Nichols, NY, Register here…

Join us October 24, 2019 to discuss the Regional Energy Infrastructure Program to meet providers and policy makers, discover municipal solutions & explore funding opportunities.  Hosted by Southern Tier 8 Regional Board & LaBella Associates: To increase understanding of the region’s energy infrastructure and the policies, regulations and financial incentives [...]

October 2nd, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC): Congratulations to the Council & Research Foundation

Congratulations to the Alcohol and Drug Council of Tompkins County on being awarded DOL's WORC investment for $566,521 to help those in active recovery across Tompkins, Cortland, Tioga, Chemung, Schuyler & Steuben Counties AND the Research Foundation for SUNY $1,962,182 for helping all across the Southern Tier Counties of Allegany, [...]

October 1st, 2019|Events, Latest News|