Sustainability in the Southern Tier
STC crafted an application for HUD Sustainable Communities planning funds. Many local organizations and municipalities pledged staff time toward this effort as match, for the proposed $200,000 Implementation Plan for Regional Sustainability. Unfortunately, HUD did not select this application for funding.
Given the substantial interest expressed by the planning community and business organizations in this region, STC will incorporate elements of the Sustainability plan into the Annual CEDS. The some of the new elements which may be included in the CEDS are:
- Long-term industrial planning (avoiding the 'Boom-Bust' Cycle)
- Climate Change in the Southern Tier Central Region
- levels of sustainable: taxation and provision of local services.