Legislative Breakfast focuses on bringing jobs to the Mohawk Valley

Bringing jobs to the area was the focus of Friday's 14th annual Legislative Breakfast put on by the Genesis Group at Hart's Hill Inn in Whitesboro.

Posted: Jan 25, 2019 12:30 PM

WHITESBORO, N.Y. -- Bringing jobs to the area was the focus of Friday's 14th annual Legislative Breakfast put on by the Genesis Group at Hart's Hill Inn in Whitesboro.

Congressman Anthony Brindisi was joined by five state legislators, two county officials and the mayors of Utica and Rome.

The questions were geared toward what is being done to attract businesses, and therefore jobs to the region.

The topic of hiring an economic development director in Oneida County was posed to Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente.

The position was approved back in September of 2017, but 14 months later, no one has been hired.

"We are in the process of hiring an economic development director for Oneida County and it will be announced in approximately two weeks. It's taking a little longer, we did a pretty wide search and we have been working with different partners and we’ve been dealing with a lot of other issues relative to economic development,” said Picente.

The topic of the Marcy Nano site was also brought up.

Senator Joe Griffo says ever since AMS backed out, the efforts have continued to try and market the site. He says he has confidence in those locally who are continually trying to bring a company to Marcy.

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