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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|

Coal Industry Impacts in the Southern Tier: 2020 funding workshops announced

Not only has the Southern Tier been impacted by the decline in American manufacturing, but families have also experienced the impact of the coal industry decline (from 2005 to 2015)... 1. Highly-recognized coal-dependent (how much does economy depend on coal?) counties include: Chenango, Tioga & Chemung 2. Moderately-impacted coal-industry-ecosystem (experienced [...]

November 6th, 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|

State Funding for Brownfield Remediation, proposals due 12/13/19

$20,000 - $3 million municipal grants from NYS DEC for brownfield remediation: DEC will reimburse remediation design and construction costs as follows: on-site remediation tasks are eligible for up to 90% reimbursement; demolition or asbestos removals, up to 50% reimbursement; and off-site remediation directed by DEC, up to 100% reimbursement. [...]

September 24th, 2019|Events, Latest News|