Stimulus funded project takes off in Rome


ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Nearly two dozen young workers in Rome are being trained through a unique construction program.

Mohawk Valley Community College instructors are hard at work with young trainees on a new retail site being built at 201 West Dominick Street in Rome. The building is owned by non-profit "Rome Up and Running." Training and instruction is being paid for by federal stimulus funding according to Oneida County Workforce Development Director David Mathis.

Once complete, the building will have space for four small startup businesses. The youth construction program ends in July, the building however won't be ready for tenants until fall according to project officials.

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