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Expert: Unity vital to attract projects to Fulton, Montgomery counties

Officials gathered for a press conference at the Johnstown Holiday Inn on Friday to highlight findings in a business site selection readiness study conducted by Mike Mullis, president and CEO of J.M. Mullis Inc., a nationwide business site selection consultant. From left are: state Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, state Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk, Mullis, Montgomery County Economic Development Director Kenneth Rose and Fulton County Center for Regional Growth CEO Michael J. Reese.
Officials gathered for a press conference at the Johnstown Holiday Inn on Friday to highlight findings in a business site selection readiness study conducted by Mike Mullis, president and CEO of J.M. Mullis Inc., a nationwide business site selection consultant. From left are: state Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, state Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk, Mullis, Montgomery County Economic Development Director Kenneth Rose and Fulton County Center for Regional Growth CEO Michael J. Reese.
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Fulton and Montgomery counties stand out on a state Department of Labor map showing unemployment rates. They’re surrounded by counties with more people working, and their unemployment rates are both greater than the statewide average of 7.6 percent. At the same time, the two counties hold attributes other counties would love to have: access to the New York State Thruway, available land for development, with sewer and water service and plenty of people eager to ...


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grant18
September 7, 2013
10:25 a.m.

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Hopefully the retirement of Johnstown's Mayor Slingerland will bring someone into that office with a more positive attitude towards inter-municipal cooperation. But more than 200 years of egotistical & selfish politics doesn't die easily so please don't count on it!

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