Tomorrow in Potsdam is the organizational meeting for Governor Cuomo's NNY Regional Economic Development Council. Selected business, academic and government people are gathering to begin drafting a document due in November outlining needed economic initiatives for the region.
Six people from Jefferson County are slated to attend, although at this point no one is quite clear on the process.
It is thought the ten regional councils will devise strategies that form the basis for awarding state aid and grants. Its a similar model Mr. Cuomo used when he was Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Clinton Administration.
The Governor is trying to integrate the operations of several state agenices that deal with economic development. We will see how it goes.
Meanwhile, a new poll shows New Yorkers with very mixed feelings about their state.
NY1 Exclusive: Poll Finds New Yorkers Support Cuomo, But Have Mixed Feelings For State - NY1.com