November 17, 2003
Economic Well-being of Dutchess County to be Discussed
County Executive William R. Steinhaus and
Richard Henley, Chairman of the Dutchess County Economic Development
Corporation jointly announce a regional economic forum will be held at the
Poughkeepsie Middle School, Thursday, November 20, 2003, at 7:30 p.m.
"This is a continuation of a countywide forum held at Marist College in
October and provides an opportunity for the public to provide input," said
County Executive Steinhaus. The earlier session, attended by business and
community leaders throughout the County, produced several recommendations to
maintain and strengthen the County's economy.
Results from the October forum will be presented in Poughkeepsie, allowing
attendees to comment on earlier suggestions, in advance of soliciting more
specific recommendations. "It is important to offer pubic forums to discuss
the economy, jobs and development throughout the County. It offers
opportunities for input from business leaders north, south east and west,"
noted County Executive Steinhaus. "Input from past discussions have proved
invaluable, and I expect a similar result on Thursday." Following the forum
sessions, a report will be prepared and presented to the County Executive and
County Legislature, reviewed by the Economic Development Corporation and made
available to the public. This is expected to occur early in 2004.
The Poughkeepsie forum will be second of four offered public economic forums.
It will be hosted by Poughkeepsie Town Supervisor Joe Davis and held in the
Poughkeepsie Middle School Auditorium at 7:30 PM, Thursday, November 20th.
Additional upcoming forums will be held in Red Hook at the Red Hook Town Hall
on Tuesday, November 25 at 7:00 PM, and in East Fishkill at John Jay High
School on Tuesday, December 2 at 7:00 PM in the Large Instruction Room.
For more information please contact the Dutchess County Office of Planning &
Development at 845/486-3600.