The Seneca Falls Development Corporation (SFDC) and Generations Bank recently hosted a special presentation by Former State Senator Mike Nozzolio, who introduced a new economic development initiative for the Finger Lakes region.
The initiative, Locate Finger Lakes, is designed to assist and foster collaboration among economic development efforts taking place throughout the Finger Lakes.
At the meeting of the SFDC and community leaders Senator Nozzolio shared an overview of the positive economic health and potential of the region along with a discussion about the comprehensive website that was developed for residents, existing businesses, and potential businesses interested in locating operations and facilities in the Finger Lakes.
In thanking the Seneca Falls Development Corporation and Generations Bank for scheduling the summit meeting, Senator Nozzolio commented “it has been an honor and pleasure to have worked with you individually in the past”, but this is one of the first times we’ve had all the major decision makers for Seneca Falls together in one room.”
He continued that through targeted and proactive marketing communications and networking, Locate Finger Lakes is focused on sharing the assets of our region with local, national and international business leaders. Communicating the commercial advantages to businesses and our quality of life benefits to attract their families, Locate Finger Lakes is positioned to help the entire region thrive.
With a focus on collaboration, Locate Finger Lakes helps support the work of all Finger Lakes county and city IDA’s, Chambers of Commerce, Workforce Development Boards, tourism boards, 4-year and community colleges, BOCES districts, wine trails and all other business, labor, agricultural, tourism and job-producing organizations.
“There is a revitalized attraction to the Finger Lakes Region for new and expanding business, tourism, and the pursuit of a tranquil lifestyle, so this is the perfect time for Locate Finger Lakes to assist in harnessing that enthusiasm and bring us all together for the collective benefit of the area,” said Joell Murney-Karsten, SFDC Chair. “Regional revitalization and sustainable development will provide the framework for a prosperous future for this area and former Senator Mike Nozzolio is the perfect innovator to lead that charge.”
More information regarding Locate Finger Lakes is available online. On the website at www.locatefingerlakes.com individuals and business owners can get details on regional advantages and details covering financing, job training, Finger Lakes living, research opportunities, and other aspects related to economic development.
Locate Finger Lakes encourages existing businesses and start-ups to reach out with specific questions or needs by calling (315) 577-3796 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.