Comprehensive Economic Development

As the region’s designated economic development district, Southern Tier East is responsible for developing a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).  Throughout this process, local goals will be identified and program strategies established to prioritize development opportunities and federal investments for the next 5 years.  This Plan may be useful when writing state and federal grant applications, as it will showcase the communities’ growth potential, opportunities and resiliency efforts.

Our CEDS sub-committee has chosen the firm Kowalik & Associates to assist in our development efforts.  We plan to host several active workshops in the region.  A workshop is scheduled on November 15, in Oneonta at the Foothills Performing Arts Center and November 16 in Binghamton.  If you would like an invitation, please email Lolene at