Tioga County Rural Economic Area Partnership LDC
Over 20 years of locally-driven collaboration designed to stimulate economic and community development within Tioga County, NY.
What We Do
REAP continues to administer grants for small businesses that have positively impacted communities throughout Tioga County.
REAP has partnered in several studies to benefit Tioga County (TC) as a whole, including the TC Housing Strategy Action Plan, the TC Open Access Fiber Optic Network Feasibility Study and Business Plan, the TC Code Enforcement Feasibility Study, and the TC Workforce Development Pipeline Strategy.
In order to accomplish its mission, REAP has worked to build strong partnerships with area municipalities as well as agencies such as Tioga County Economic Development & Planning, Tioga Opportunities, the Tioga County Industrial Development Agency, and Southern Tier 8.
Our County in Numbers
Rural businesses assisted since REAP was established in 1991.
REAP serves all 15 municipalities in Tioga County, New York.
In just five short years, REAP has been successfully awarded over $704,000 in grant funding. As one of four REAP Zones in the United States, priority consideration is given for applications submitted by Tioga County for funding through USDA Rural Development.
Full-time jobs created since 2015.
- Workforce Development
- Small Business Support
- County Infrastructure
- Municipal Capacity
Board of Directors
Abbey Ortu (Hendrickson), Board President, Tioga County Representative
Christina Brown, Vice President, Housing Representative
Emily VanScoy, Secretary, Village/Town of Candor Representative
Jim Tornatore, Treasurer, Village of Newark Valley Representative
Barb Neal, Agriculture Representative
Bob Williams, Emergency Services Representative
Cyndi Herrick, Town of Richford Representative
Keenan Miller, Town of Owego Representative
Lisa McCafferty, Public Health Representative
Matt Tomazin, Town of Newark Valley Representative