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Jefferson County New York ~ Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee A Blue Print for Local Action 2006

Jefferson County New York ~ Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee A Blue Print for Local Action 2006

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Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Committee Jefferson County New York
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Jefferson County, New YorkComprehensive Economic Development Strategy
A “Blueprintfor Local Action2006Jefferson CountyComprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Committee
 
Jefferson CountyComprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Committee
2005 and 2006 MembersGeorge Yarnall, Chairperson, AgribusinessDouglas Schelleng, Vice-Chairperson, Empire State DevelopmentBruce Armstrong, Secretary, Jefferson County Department of PlanningFrank Cean, Knowlton Specialty PaperLorraine Clement, Jefferson Physician OrganizationEric Constance, Small Business Development CenterArlene Cronin\Jill Bettinger, Jefferson Community CollegeKaren Delmonico, Greater Watertown Chamber of CommerceMartin DelSignore, Jefferson County Employment and TrainingGary DeYoung, Thousand Islands International CouncilJames Fayle, Jefferson County Job Development CorporationJayn Graves, United WayGeorge Intschert, Retired Trade Union RepresentativeRobert Juravich, Development Authority of the North CountryKen Mix, City of WatertownLynn Murray, AgricultureMichelle Pfaff, Community Bank, NAPhilip Reed\Scott Gray, Jefferson County LegislatureLisa Weber, Timeless Frames, Inc.Jeff Wood, Westelcom, Inc.
 
Jefferson CountyComprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Strategy2006 UpdateTable of Contents
Executive Summary
............................................................................................................ 1
I.CEDS Committee and Plan Update Process
.......................................................... 6A. Background and History........................................................................................6B. Membership........................................................................................................... 7C. Summary of Plan Update Process......................................................................... 8
II.Inventory of Development Programs and Assistance
...........................................10A. Organizational Structure.......................................................................................10B. Community Tools for Economic Development......................................................14
III.Highlights of Community and Economic Profile Companion Document
............ 17
IV.Economic Assessment
........................................................................................... 25
 
A. Emerging Trends................................................................................................. 25B. Key Issues and Industries.................................................................................... 281. Entrepreneurship....................................................................................... 292. Fort Drum Expansion.................................................................................323. Workforce Development............................................................................ 344. General Issues.......................................................................................... 35
V.Economic Development Goals and Strategies
...................................................... 37A. “End-state” Results............................................................................................... 37B. Priority CEDS Goals and Strategies..................................................................... 39C. Complete List of CEDS Goals and Strategies...................................................... 441. Fort Drum Growth..................................................................................... 442. Workforce Development........................................................................... 463. Entrepreneurial Opportunities...................................................................494. Economic Resources and Community Infrastructure................................ 51Telecommunication Infrastructure...................................................... 51Industrial Real Estate, Transportation, Tourism and RecreationInfrastructure..........................................................................52Agriculture Real Estate and Infrastructure.......................................... 55Alternative Energy Development......................................................... 56Public and Private Business Development Financing..........................57Downtown Revitalization.....................................................................585. Government Services and Efficiency..........................................................59
VI. Evaluation Process
..................................................................................................62

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