Southern Tier 8 Awarded NADO Impact Award

Published on: Monday August 19th, 2019

In 2018, Southern Tier East Regional Planning Development Board restructured as Southern Tier 8 Regional Board to support regional community development needs for the member counties of Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Tioga, and Tompkins. Southern Tier 8 is the local partner for municipalities and non-profits seeking federal investment from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and Economic Development Administration (EDA). The concept for the Industry Summit series is an out-growth of work performed during the 2018 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). It was designed to offer a physical place for the workforce to connect, share best practices, and showcase the assistance available from our partner organizations and reach across county boundaries to focus on developing around industry clusters. The Industry Summit emerged as a much sought after and supported concept. All sectors of the regional community supported the development of an innovative approach to leverage regional assets, pool resources, and represent the region as nationally and globally competitive in the global economy. Southern Tier 8 acquired funding to support this initiative, developed the concept, and recruited partners and sponsors to launch the community development program.

Project Partners:

Southern Tier 8 Regional Board; VOSB Kowalik & Associates; MWBE huestudios; Southern Tier Central Regional Planning & Development Board; 8 County Planning Depts; 8 Economic Development Offices; 8 Chambers; several WFIBs; private and public sector sponsorship

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