Southern Tier Soaring
A regional plan to generate robust economic growth and community development in the Southern Tier.
The Southern Tier is Soaring to New Heights
In 2015, the New York State Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI) was created to strategically focus on the economic development of Upstate NY, as part of the Regional Economic Development Councils (REDCs) initiative, which created long-term, regionally-based strategic plans for economic growth in each of New York State’s 10 geographic regions. The Southern Tier benefits from a strategic location, world-renowned colleges and universities and a robust pipeline of STEM grads. The region’s also home to 5,600+ farms and to top manufacturers in a mix of industries. Southern Tier Soaring, the URI-winning strategic plan developed by the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council, builds on a strong foundation of higher education institutions, the nonprofit sector and government agencies and key industries, including those mentioned below as well as healthcare and tourism.
- Build the Greater Binghamton Innovation Ecosystem
- Invest in the Advanced Manufacturing Industry
- Transform the Food and Agriculture Industry
- Promote the Southern Tier’s Innovative Culture
Southern Tier Soaring will focus on increasing the region’s workforce through new business growth based on high-tech discoveries and entrepreneurship, while ensuring healthy communities and protecting the region’s natural beauty and resources.
See how the state investment in the Southern Tier is transforming the region through support for building and attracting business innovation in tech, healthcare, advanced manufacturing and food and agriculture.
Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
The first-of-its-kind facility in Broome County provides an entrepreneurial ecosystem for emerging companies.
Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences
State investment supported completion of this Binghamton University facility in downtown Johnson City.
This resource for business startups, offering innovative support, has two locations in the Southern Tier.
Binghamton University is home to the NY node of this nationwide advanced manufacturing initiative.
Explore the Southern Tier Region
Find out how the Southern Tier is investing in strategic business clusters, strengthening workforce development, and building healthy communities.
Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council
Visit the Southern Tier REDC site to access more opportunities and information.
Omar Sanders, Regional Director
State Office Building
44 Hawley Street – Suite 1508
Binghamton, NY 13901
- Binghamton: (607) 721-8605
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