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12/3 PACE Financing & 76 West
1/7 Cybersecurity
2/4 TBA


SUNY BEST is back for the 2015-16 school year, and we can’t wait to share with you exciting events for our new fall speakers series. We are GOING GREEN this season. Check back in a few days for more information regarding speakers and detailed topics. See you soon!


The next meeting is on PACE Financing & 76 West. It is scheduled for Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 10am to 12pm at the University Downtown Center. 

PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) provides access to long-term, low-interest capital for comprehensive building energy improvements and simplifies the upgrade process for commercial property owners and service providers. Counties in the Southern Tier Region are positioning themselves to help property owners to take advantage of the innovative financing and support available through this program. Improvements include clean energy additions such as efficient lighting, insulation, on-site solar electric, smart controls, chillers, energy storage, biomass, combined heat and storage.

Designed to jumpstart the clean energy economy in the Southern Tier, bringing new jobs, and increased sustainability to local communities, 76 West supports the growth of clean energy companies in the region. This $20 million initiative is centered on a $10 million business model competition. 76 West is open to any early-stage clean energy technology business that builds on the indigenous strengths and assets of the Southern Tier. Individual prizes will range from $100,000 to $1 million.

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SUNY BEST is a volunteer group comprised of senior staff members from key economic and educational institutions in the Southern Tier. The group works to forge strong alliances, strengthen industry specific needs and provide information and outreach for business. SUNY BEST also seeks to explore and support the business community workforce needs for traditional and emerging industry clusters such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, energy, photonics, energy conservation and renewal. Join Today!