WATERLOO, NY, Oct. 19, 2018 –The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) is encouraging residents to send in ideas and comments in advance of two economic development sessions that the public is invited to attend.
The first public meeting will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Seneca County Office for the Aging, 2465 Bonadent Drive, in Waterloo. The second will take place the following week, from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at South Central High School, 7263 Main St., in Ovid. Residents are encouraged to visit www.seneca-economy.com to RSVP if they’re planning to attend either meeting or both meetings; RSVPs are not required but are appreciated.
The two upcoming meetings are part of the IDA’s economic development strategic planning process. The IDA recently commenced a planning process in an effort to develop a formal strategic plan for Seneca County. The strategy is intended to define a comprehensive approach to encouraging private-sector economic growth for the County in the years ahead.
Questions for residents to consider prior to the meetings include:
What opportunities do you see in Seneca County for private-sector economic growth?
What advantages and disadvantages does Seneca County have in supporting business growth?
How can we build competitive advantage for Seneca County’s local and regional economy?
“Input from residents is an integral part of the strategic planning process,” said IDA Executive Director Bob Aronson. “If our County is going to continue to grow in the future, we need to work together so that all of our residents, particularly our young people, know what we can provide to them and offer them.”