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.