Sally and Jake Fairbairn of Lazy Crazy Acres in Arkville with Senator Gillibrand at the Delaware County Fair.
DAY/DATE: Thursday, August 18
TIME: 1:30-3:00 pm
PLACE: Delaware County Fair Grounds – enter through A Gate
Tent in Agriculture Awareness Display Area
Senator Gillibrand will host an economic development roundtable with federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), Earl F. Gohl, and local business and community leaders to discuss the latest economic development efforts for Delaware County and how they can assist and promote local growth. They will discuss ways to better access ARC programs in business development, job training, infrastructure and telecommunications, as well as other efforts to increase business opportunities and create jobs.
ARC is a regional economic development agency that helps grow local economies by improving water and sewer systems, increasing school readiness, expanding access to health care, investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, assisting local communities with strategic planning, and providing technical and managerial assistance to emerging businesses. New York is one of 13 states covered by ARC, with 14 counties qualifying for their programs. Since 2006 in New York, more than $12.9 million in ARC funds have helped leverage about $86.9 million in private investment, helping create or retain over 2,100 jobs.