2012 Progress ReportSOUTHERN TIER
REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council Reports its Progress to the Strategic Implementation Assessment Team
Final Strategic Plan for the Southern TierRegional Economic Development Council Strategic Plan: 2011-2016
Read the Final Regional Strategic Plan - November 14, 2011
Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council Announces $5 Million Available to Community Revitalization & Job-Creating Initiatives for Region in 2013
The Southern Tier Regional Council is pleased to announce that applications for its three economic development initiatives are now being accepted. Interested parties can review program guidelines to determine eligibility and submit completed static or fill-able applications that are attached below the program description.
Rural Initiative Program - $1,000,000 in additional funds
This program will continue offering a regional low-interest loan fund to reduce financial risk and increase sustainability of agriculture and forestry ventures and to encourage investment and job creation. The program will provide gap financing for priority activities, including development and promotion of value-added agricultural products, development of new markets, renewable energy initiatives, increased land productivity, applications of new technologies, and growth in net agricultural revenue. Eligible applicants include new and existing businesses within the Region.
- Rural Initiative Fund Application
- Rural Initiative Fund Fillable Application
- Rural Initiative Fund 2013 Guidelines
Community Revitalization Program - $2,500,000 in additional funds
The Community Revitalization Program will continue to facilitate the redevelopment of downtown and community center locations to encourage investment and job creation. The program will assist community neighborhood commercial center revitalization projects to improve downtowns with mixed-use residential/commercial and retail opportunities. Communities utilizing these funds will have the ability to identify their own priorities and structure projects to support unique local needs in targeted areas. Eligible applicants will include cities, towns and villages within the Region. The available resources will provide gap financing for capital use and will leverage additional financing from federal, state, municipal, and local development agencies, and corporations and private sector entities.
- Community Revitalization Guidelines
- Community Revitalization 2013 Application
- Community Revitalization Fillable Application
Shovel Ready Program - $1,500,000 in additional funds
This regional low-interest loan program will continue to provide gap financing to facilitate site development, including environmental remediation, demolition, site preparation activities, and installation of infrastructure. Communities throughout the Southern Tier utilizing these funds will be more competitive in future site selection activity, resulting in investment and new job creation. The application process will be open-ended and will be accepted until all funds are committed to projects. Eligible applicants include municipalities, municipal authorities, economic development organizations, industrial development agencies, chambers of commerce and local development corporations.
- Infrastructure Fund for Shovel Ready Guidelines
- Infrastructure Fund for Shovel Ready Application
- Infrastructure Fund for Shovel Ready Fillable Application
Regional Council Vision Statement
Building on a strong foundation of existing businesses and higher education institutions the Southern Tier region uses a collaborative approach to leverage its globally competitive advantages to attract talent and investment for the development of industry clusters. Our focus will be on increasing the size and prosperity of the region's workforce through new business creation based on high-technology discoveries and other entrepreneurship activities, while ensuring healthy communities and protecting the natural beauty and resources of the region.
About the Region
The Southern Tier lies along the Pennsylvania border, with the cities of Elmira, Hornell, Ithaca, Corning and Binghamton. Binghamton is the birthplace of IBM, Endicott-Johnson, Dick's Sporting Goods and Link Simulators, and home to the fifth oldest zoo in the country.
The industry clusters of the Southern Tier include defense, distribution, insurance, agriculture and manufacturing. Corning, a Fortune-500 company, is headquartered in Steuben County; several high-tech firms have a strong presence in the region, including Lockheed Martin, IBM, BAE Systems, and Rockwell Collins.
Among the dozens of prominent universities and colleges throughout the region are the top-ranked Cornell University and SUNY Binghamton. Both are major economic drivers in the region; SUNY Binghamton also has one of New York State's six Centers of Excellence.
Community Forums in your area!
The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council seeks your input as it builds plan support, solicits feedback and new ideas, promotes the project pipeline, and leverages implementation assistance. Please join us at one of our upcoming Community Forums to share your ideas.The details of our Community Forums will be posted here shortly.
Southern Tier In Depth
Get more expansive regional data on New York's Southern Tier Region below:
Regional Council Documents
- Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats
Physical and Built Environment
- Natural Resources, Water, Topography, etc.
- Transportation Infrastructure
- Utility/Energy Infrastructure
- Real Estate: Housing and Commercial Space
- Culture and Tourism; Quality of Life
- Economic Impact of Tourism in NY State & Regions 2009
- Economic Impact of Visitor Spending NYS Counties
- New York State Hospitals by Empire State Development Regions
- Nursing Homes by Region and Bed Count
- OPRHP 2010 State Council Annual Report
- OPRHP Statewide Capital Needs List
- Regions and Maps
- State Parks
- Changing Demographics
- Education System
- Union Stats
- Welcome To Your Region
- NYS Green Jobs Survey Finding #1: Prevalence
- NYS Green Jobs Survey Finding #2: Green Employment
- NYS Green Jobs Survey Finding #3: Green Expectations
- NYS Green Jobs Survey Finding #4: Green Credentials Preferred by Green Employers
- NYS Green Jobs Survey Finding #5a:Common Green Occupations
- NYS Green Jobs Survey: Appendices A & B
- Industry Structure and Concentration
- Governance - Accountability, Overlapping Layers, Local Government
- Statewide Business Costs and Tax Structure
- Cost of Doing Business & Cost of Living
- Income Distribution by NYAGI of Full-Year Residents by Region
- Property Tax Levies by ESD Region 2009 - 2010
- Property Tax Levies by ESD Region 2009
- Property Tax Levies by ESD Region 04-05
- Property Tax Levies by ESD Region 2004
- Property Tax Levies by ESD Region 99-00
- Property Tax Levies by ESD Region 1999
- Handbook of New York State and Local Taxes October 2010
- Employer’s Guide toUnemployment Insurance,Wage Reporting,and Withholding Tax
- New York State Tax Guide for New Businesses
- Taxable Sales for ESD
- State Tax Comparisons
- Summary of Utilization of Major Business-Related Property Tax Exemptions
- Entrepreneurialism, Innovation and Risk Taking
Existing Regional Strategies
- Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council Announces Community Forums And Releases Public Survey
- Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council To Reschedule September 6th Community Forum In Delhi In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Irene
- Public Schedule For Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council
Community Forum Public Response/Participation Results
- Agriculture Group Ideas
- Business Development and Entrepreneurship Group Ideas
- Downtown Revitalization/Community Development Group Ideas
- Energy Group Ideas
- Healthcare Group Ideas
- Infrastructure Group Ideas
- Technology Transfer and Development Group Ideas
- Tourism Group Ideas
- A New State Government Approach to Economic Growth
- Other Public Responses