Hennessy seeking details of Cree agreements

Democratic candidate for Oneida County executive, Michael Hennessy, held a press conference this morning to discuss concerns with the new Cree development project in Marcy.

Posted: Oct 3, 2019 1:45 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – Democratic candidate for Oneida County executive, Michael Hennessy, held a press conference this morning to discuss concerns with the new Cree development project in Marcy.

Hennessy said Cree, a North Carolina company that plans to build a silicon carbide wafer manufacturing facility in the area, could be investing in an obsolete endeavor.

He says carbide could be outdated in eight years, the time they say it will take to bring roughly 600 jobs to the area. He also questioned the amount of tax breaks given to the company, and the transparency of any agreements between Cree and the local government. 

"We need to know how many jobs in your three, five, eight being projected out. We need to know and see any agreements that have been signed or not signed. Any understandings that are verbal only. We need them to be presented to the taxpayers of Oneida County," said Hennessy.

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente has not yet commented on Hennessy’ concerns.

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