2017 Performance and Measurement Report
- Post by Carol Ellis
- January 23, 2018
January 1, 2017 -December 31, 2017
Industrial Development Agencies (“IDA’s”) are formed under Article 18-A of New York State General Municipal Law, as public benefit corporations. IDA’s were created to actively promote, encourage, attract and develop job and recreational opportunities and economically sound commerce and industry in cities, towns, villages and counties throughout New York State.
IDA’s are empowered to provide financial assistance to private entities through tax incentives in order to promote the economic welfare, prosperity and recreational opportunities for residents of a municipality.
“The IDA’s mission is to create and promote economic growth and prosperity for both residents and entrepreneurs in Fulton County. The IDA’s role is in Fulton County’s Economic Development Program is to develop and maintain an inventory of shovel-ready sites for new and expanding businesses, offer financial incentives, as may be required, to encourage the creation of new and retention of existing jobs and expand the County’s tax base. In doing so, the IDA strives to make Fulton County a desirable place to live and do business.”
This revised Mission Statement was adopted on August 23, 2012. The Authority Budget Office (ABO) notified the IDA in 2012 that its original Mission Statement was not acceptable. As a result, the IDA Board adopted this revised Mission Statement which was accepted by the ABO.
Fulton County Board of Supervisors
Fulton County residents and all local taxing jurisdictions
Existing businesses in Fulton County and new businesses desiring to locate into Fulton County.
The IDA Board provides strategic input, guidance and oversight of the IDA’s mission, adopts policies, adopts a budget, appoints an Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer, Counsel and Auditor. The Board provides direct oversight of its Executive Director.
The Executive Director has the responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the IDA, collaborates with the IDA Board in strategic planning and implements policies and programs established to achieve the IDA’s mission.
I hereby certify that the IDA Board met on January 9th, 2018 and approved this Report:
Joseph Semione, Chairman