County and Companies Team Up to Grow Jobs
9/7/2012 (Updated 11:14:11 PM)A new group is looking to grow jobs by merging the resources of Broome County and local businesses.
Today was the first meeting of the Western Broome Economic Development Roundtable.
County officials are joining with business leaders from Johnson City, Endwell, and Endicott.
Representatives of those communities say they sometimes feet overlooked when it comes to economic development.
"In Union they have their own economic development department. We have the one in Broome County. So everyone has their own little division so we need to come together and work as one team," said Broome County Executive Debbie Preston.
"Your Main Streets in Johnson City and Endicott, Hooper Road, Watson Boulevard, places like that where you have groups that have formed around these small business districts. So this is an opportunity for us to get to know them, for them to get acquainted with us," said Elaine Miller, Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Economic Development for Broome County.
The group plans to meet again in about a month.
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