Southern Tier wants answers on challenges to brewing industry

The craft brewing industry is exploding here and across the country. The Southern Tier East Regional Planning Development Board wants to talk with business owners to find out what challenges these businesses face and wants to create ways to support the growth of the craft beverage industry. Owners of Breweries, wineries, cideries, meaderies, and distilleries located in STE’s service area and surrounding counties are invited to participate in a survey about general operations, workforce, training, marketing and infrastructure. The survey can be taken online or by calling the STE Craft Beverage Program Administrator Susan O’Handley and take it over the phone. Information will be used by STE to develop a marketing campaign to brand the Southern Tier as a craft beverage tourism destination.