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CRG set to release new magazine

Ronald Peters, president/CEO of the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth, shows the cover of a new CRG magazine to the Fulton County Board of Supervisors' Economic Development and Environment Committee at the County Office Building in Johnstown. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth is poised to release a glossy new magazine to showcase local business activity.

CRG officials discussed the magazine at a recent meeting of the Fulton County Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development & Environment Committee at the County Office Building.

During the agency’s monthly report to the committee, CRG President/CEO Ronald Peters showed off a prospective cover of the magazine.

CRG Economic Development Specialist Kenneth Adamczyk said the magazine will feature many local economic engines and entities. They will include the Tryon Technology Park in Perth and the Fulton County Industrial Development Agency. He said the articles are being written with site selectors in mind and with learning what Fulton County has to offer in mind.

“The county is always looking for economic growth,” Adamczyk said. “We focused on businesses that have gotten grants.”

The new CRG magazine, he continued, includes pieces on the history of the Great Sacandaga Lake, water plants, Parkhurst Field, and the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Adamczyk said the magazine will be sent out in the mail to people such as site selectors, guild members, state officials, and local businesses in the regional area. He thanked Fulton County Planning Director Scot Henze for his help with the magazine.

“The goal is to provide a top notch document,” she said. “We’re really excited about this.”

The CRG magazine, which will also be digital, will be printing about 5,000 copies. Adamczyk said the magazine will also be online, and possibly linked to the Fulton County government website.

Adamczyk said the hope is the magazine will go to print this week.

Elsewhere in the CRG report:

∫ Peters discussed various business marketing and business recruitment efforts.

“We’ve been very actively showing properties to prospects this month,” he said.

He said the CRG met with and showed a smaller company from downstate two possible sites. He said the CRG also met with a second company about a possible move to Fulton County and showed off properties. He said the CRG is “still going strong” with a 12 to 15-person manufacturing business moving into the county.

“They are set to close in 10 days,” Peters said.

∫ Peters said the 34 W. Fulton St., Gloversville, construction project should be completed in the next 30 days.

∫ The CRG’s AIM Workforce Program is now in its second phase. Peters said the CRG is going through the second round of meetings with businesses. He said the Mohawk Valley Economic Development District now has a $6 million Working Capital Fund available. The CRG has four applications, he said.

“The money, in my opinion, will probably go pretty quickly,” Peters said.

∫ Peters said the CRG is working with the state on a lead for a larger, one-acre development site. He said the agency is also working with the investors now.

∫ With the area of community development marketing, Peters stated: “In Gloversville, we have our hands full.”

In Gloversville, he said the CRG is assisting with the Local Waterway Revitalization Program, assisting with a housing program, working on several projects on Main Street, and working with a developer on a larger parcel.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at manich@leaderherald.com.

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