Fredonia StartUp New York Plan
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Collaboration...The Future of Northern Chautauqua County
The NCCF Local Economic Development Committee (LED) presented Chautauqua County: On the Move! on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at the State University of New York at Fredonia Science Center. Over 80 community members turned out for an update on the exciting opportunities coming to Northern Chautauqua County.
Dr. Kevin Kearns, VP for Engagement & Economic Development at State University of New York at Fredonia and Diane E. Hannum, Executive Director for the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation welcomed attendees. Rich Alexander, the LED Chair, provided the background and goals of the LED as it engages education, business, and private sector leaders in moving Northern Chautauqua County forward.
Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan brought excitement to the room as he talked about the "New Wave of Economic Development in Chautauqua County." This "new wave" of a countywide economic boost includes a cross section of industry, manufacturing, tourism, agriculture and small business.
The Athenex project was the focus for the two keynote speakers. Michael Fancher, VP for Business Development & Economic Outreach at SUNY Polytechnic Institute and Teresa Bair, Athenex Senior VP of Corporate Development & Legal Affairs brought the audience up-to-date on the business end of Athenex. Fancher focused on how the Dunkirk facility is an extension of the existing nanotechnology corridor that runs along the NYS Thruway between Albany and Dunkirk.
Teresa Bair brought good news with her presentation that included the employment opportunities that Athenex brings to the area. These jobs include technical and nontechnical employment for area residents. She also stressed "We look forward to opportunities to get to know one another better. We want to engage with the community, learn what is already here, and figure out how we can help one another moving forward."