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More Money Needed For Development

February 24, 2013

Imagine a North Harmony with more commercial development in Stow, Ashville and the Stedman Corners area....

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Mar-02-13 9:41 AM

Welfare to work would create some of the millions you seek. Just a thought,just a crazy thought!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Feb-28-13 11:38 AM

Obviously everyone would like to see the area improve but just how much more do you think taxpayers can afford to pay??? Government can't agree on cuts now. So, how can they justify additional spending?

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Feb-24-13 2:43 PM

You are obviously insane.

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Feb-24-13 7:56 AM

might involve more than one community such as combining a Celeron project with a Bemus Point Project with supportive documentation of the synergistic economic impacts that would be achieved if both were completed simultaneously. Avoid the “scatter-gun” approach that pits one community project against the other for limited funding. This best practices approach would probably be welcomed by state and federal funding sources. We also need to be able to publically recognize that the bulk of economic development projects do not occur because of one entity or incentive; that good and valid projects are brought to fruition by multiple partners that share a mutual goal.

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Feb-24-13 7:56 AM

With a number of plans having been completed recently that address planning and economic development in the southern Chautauqua County area it would seem to make sense to form a working committee comprised of members of each community and professional practitioners to review each plan and set an overall strategy that would look at integrating the goals of each plan with an eye towards achieving maximum synergistic economic impacts for the area. Funding from the state and federal level will most likely not increase over the short or even mid-term and philanthropic resources can only go so far. What we need to do is recognize that we are a sub-set of a regional economy and find ways that maximize the strengths of each community towards a stronger southern Chautauqua County economy. This will not be an easy task as a portion of individual community identity and needs may have to be sacrificed to a degree for the overall economic growth of the area. Look for funding opportunities that m

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