Thursday, September 8, 2011


Audra Jornov reports in today's Register-Star on the Capital Region Economic Development Council forum held earlier this week. Major themes of the forum, it appears from the article, were the importance of the arts and agriculture to Columbia County and complaints about the overregulation of business. On the latter topic, Sue Bassin, representing the agricultural advisory council of Ancram, made the point that easing regulations should be considered only after a strategy is developed. She is quoted in the article as saying, “Let’s do something specific, get something everyone can sign up for; you start to work on the regulations that are in the way of making the strategies happen.” 

If you want to find out what else was said, the entire forum was recorded by WGXC and can be heard online.

1 comment:

  1. If I remember correctly, the areas that my consulting firm identified as keynareasnfor Clumbia Couny economic development moving forward were: agriculture, Arts and culture, education (especially getting foreign students to Columbia Greene CC), senior living, and sports (as in sports camps like Burke St John's project for high school baseball players).

    These guys sound asif they may be on the right track but doubtless have much more work to do.

    -- Jock Spivy

    -- Jock Spivy