Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council

The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council drives economic strategy for the 8-County Southern Tier Region of New York State.
Beer Tree

Beer Tree

Beer Tree Brew Works Inc is a 20BBL microbrewery/canning/distribution center housed in a 20,000 square-foot building on the North end of the Oakdale Mall. Beer Tree renovated the space and purchased...

Southern Tier Region Events

Learn about our upcoming events in the Southern Tier.

Southern Tier Region News

Learn about the economic developments in the Southern Tier Region.

How to apply for Funding?

The main way to seek NYS funding is the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) portal, which is used for dozens of agency offerings. Some programs are open year-round, but most programs are open during the annual "round" that typically runs from May-July.
Upstate Campbell

Upstate Campbell

Upstate Niagara purchased the Campbell facility in 2017 and currently produces 1,000,000 pounds of Italian cheeses weekly. The existing product lines are mozzarella, string cheese, ricotta, and fresh...

Key Documents for Southern Tier REDC

Click below to access the full archive of STREDC documents.

  • 2022 Southern Tier Progress Report Cover
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2022 Southern Tier Progress Report

  • Southern Tier 2021 Annual Report Book Cover
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2021 Southern Tier Progress Report

  • Soaring
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    Southern Tier Recovery Strategy Document 2020

  • Strategic Plans/Reports

    REDC Budget Overview

  • Strategic Plans/Reports

    Round 11 CFA Overview

  • 2019 Southern Tier Progress Report Cover
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2019 Southern Tier Progress Report

  • Southern Tier 2018 Progress Report Cover
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    Southern Tier 2018 Progress Report

  • Strategic Plans/Reports

    2017 Southern Tier Progress Report

    Learn more about the Southern Tier 2017 strategies, priorities and progress.

Restore NY

For more information on Restore NY 2022


Imperium3 New York, Inc., a consortium of businesses spearheaded by three Southern Tier companies, will establish research and development and production operations at the Huron Campus in Endicott...

Downtown Revitalization Initiative Rounds 1-4

Learn more about the Southern Tier Communities that have won the last DRI rounds:  


  • Southern Tier Round 4:  Hornell, NY (2019)

The City of Hornell, located on the Western border of Steuben County, has a rich history as a commercial center for neighboring communities within a 30-mile radius.  Shadowed by the beautiful wooded hills of the Canisteo Valley, Hornell’s downtown is highlighted with a wide Main Street, Victorian style lighting, and historic buildings.  The City will leverage DRI funds to enhance the economic vitality of the downtown commercial area through investing in the Advanced Manufacturing Industry and promoting the Southern Tier’s Innovative Culture. Additionally, the City of Hornell plans to foster Downtown Hornell’s educational, cultural, historic, artistic, recreational, dining, and retail opportunities; strengthen existing local and regional assets; create long-term value to support future generations; and provide an inclusive and sustainable downtown experience for residents, workers, students, and visitors.   


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Robert Sweet, Regional Director