September 10, 2019 Agenda
- Post byCarol Ellis
- September 9, 2019
___DAVE D’AMORE, CHAIRMAN
___TIM MUNN, VICE CHAIRMAN
___JOSEPH SEMIONE, TREASURER
___JOE GILLIS, SECRETARY
___TODD RULISON, MEMBER
___JANE KELLEY, MEMBER
___JAMES MRAZ, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
___KARA LAIS, FITZGERALD, MORRIS, BAKER, FIRTH PC
___SCOTT HENZE, PLANNING DIRECTOR
___RON PETERS, FULTON COUNTY CENTER FOR REGIONAL GROWTH
___MARIE BORN, LIAISON, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
___KEN ADAMCZYK, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST, FULTON COUNTY CENTER
FOR REGIONAL GROWTH
___MIKE ANICH, LEADER-HERALD
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2. IDA’s Website should be Upgraded to:
A. List all types of projects the IDA can incentivize.
B. List examples of how the IDA could incentivize different types of projects.
C. Include cut sheets on all shovel-ready sites that include:
D. Allow users to print information about a shovel-ready site.
E. Include a list of Fulton County’s Key Assets that make it attractive place to live and do business:
F. Include the process a company would go through to apply for IDA financial incentives.
G. Include more information about existing IDA projects:
H. Include Maps:
Presentation by Betsy Emery, Emery Designs.
2. Input Received from Recent Visits by Corporate Site Selectors:
a. September 2013: Mike Mullis:
2. Water and Wastewater Services:
3. Shovel-Ready Sites:
5. Tryon Technology Park:
b. September 2017: Dennis Donovan, Jay Garner and Jim Renzas:
A. The success of Fulton County’s existing industrial parks show prospective companies that Fulton County has the ability and expertise to attract new companies into the Region.
B. Fulton County’s workforce development initiatives:
C. Logistics: Fulton County has good access to:
D. Fulton County has good infrastructure capacity:
E. Fulton County’s “fast-track” local permitting process.
F. Fulton County government is pro business.
G. Fulton County has low occupancy and labor costs.
H. Fulton County offers a high quality of life.
2. Fulton County’s Weaknesses that Should be Addressed:
A. Fulton County has limited “product”:
B. Lack of racial diversity.
C. School taxes are too high.
D. Electric power rates ($.10 – $.11/kwh) are high.
E. New York State’s image as not being a business friendly state.
F. 14% of Fulton County’s workforce is without a high school degree.
G. Lack of rail service.
H. Fulton County is not part of a regional organization to market the County with.
3. Key Observations about Fulton County’s Labor Force:
A. There are two (2) trends occurring in Fulton County that should be addressed:1.
B. Companies desire to locate in regions where the population is growing. A growing population means a stable labor force and companies desire to be in regions where they believe there will be a stable labor force.
4. Ideas/Suggestions Offered to Strengthen Fulton County’s Economic Development Program:
A. Select Two (2) Targeted Industries to Focus Targeted Marketing Towards:
3. Identify the trade magazines for these targeted industries. Call the Editors of those magazines. Ask the Editors what the current hot button issues are in those industries and develop advertising/marketing materials for those topics.
4. Attend trade shows for these targeted industries.
B. Strengthen Local Websites:
C. Tryon Technology Park:
a. Demolish existing buildings.
b. Cut trees/brush to make sites more visible.
c. Remove visible fencing with razor ribbon wire.
D. Warehouse and Distribution Facilities:
E. Develop Shell Buildings:
H. Workforce Training/Development:
I. Quality of Place:
3. Types of Projects IDA’s are Authorized to Participate in:
e. Research and recreation facilities
f. Industrial pollution control facilities
g. Educational or cultural facilities
h. Railroad facilities
i. Horse racing facilities
j. Automobile racing facilities
k. Continuing care retirement communities
l. Retail: Retail component of total project cost can’t exceed 33%.
c. Examples of Projects other IDA’s in New York State are Involved With:
9. Hotel/Conference Center/Motel
11. Medical Offices and Health Care Facilities.
12. Food and Beverage Industry Businesses
MOTION: To authorize a $500 payment to Whittaker Appraisal to prepare an appraisal of a 26+/- acre parcel of land on the south side of CR107.
2. Potential 2020 Projects/Initiatives:
2. 2020 Budget:
MOTION: To go into Executive Session to discuss the proposed acquisition, sale or lease of real property or the proposed acquisition of securities, or sale or exchange of securities held by such public body, but only when publicity would substantially affect the value thereof.
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MOTION : To go out of Executive Session.
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*October 15, 2019
* Note change in date
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