Regional Economic Development Forum
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Central New York residents gathered to give their input on future economic growth at Tuesday night's Regional Economic Development Forum, held at LeMoyne College.
It was the first in a series of meetings designed to come up with ideas to spur development in the region.
Leaders from various industries including agriculture, education and tourism, attended and voiced their opinions.
Organizers of the forum say communication is crucial to discovering the region's assets.
"Our best chance for moving forward in the best possible way is to come together and discuss where we're going to focus, how we're going to build on our strengths, in fact identifying what those strengths are and then using them to our advantage in the competition for the resources," said LeMoyne College President Fred Pestello.
The councils must submit their plans to the state by November 14th.