The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth is pleased to announce the arrival of our inaugural issue of the CRG Magazine, Fulton County, NY. The 75-page glossy is a testament to our enduring devotion to helping newcomers and longtime residents alike build their business and their futures right here in Fulton County.
The annual publication is our latest project aimed at attracting new enterprises to our beautiful area and will be distributed locally, nationally, and internationally to state officials, site selectors, members of the Industrial Asset Management Council, and key nearby area businesses. While the ongoing pandemic delayed this release by a few months and continues to interrupt business as usual with the absence of face-to-face meetings, we are confident that the articles we commissioned for this publication will meet our aspirations to connect with potential new partners.
We’ve featured available development sites, county business parks, supporting infrastructure, existing businesses and organizations, local leaders and business professionals, and area attractions that will support new business and residential development. It is our hope that this magazine will answer many questions raised by site selectors vetting our county for promotion, as well as highlight some of the prouder accomplishments our community has achieved through ongoing collaboration and dedication to making Fulton County a superb place to live and do business. As CRG President and CEO says, “The most important thing I want you to know about the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth is that we want to be your partner. We want to help you succeed in your business venture.”
Fulton County has a rich manufacturing history, and we showcase some of that historic lore in this issue with a Then and Now look at our home and its entrepreneurial roots in glove making and leather tanning in the 19th century. We believe those industrial beginnings established a strong foundation for the enterprising minds we call our neighbors — and future neighbors — today. We also included an article about Fulton County Community College’s clear intent to produce graduates ready to work by creating skill-specific programs that speak to real, available jobs right now. FMCC is one of our prized assets that serves the needs of both the community and regional businesses.
And, of course, we included articles on music and art outlets as well as recreational and cultural highlights, of which we have so many, because we all want to lead fulfilling lives complete with work and play. We meet some of our successful small business owners and learn more about their love for Fulton County in this issue, too. We hope you will enjoy this magazine as much as we’ve enjoyed bringing it to life, and please do share it with your family, friends, and colleagues.
Issues of the magazine will be delivered to all featured businesses in this issue in addition to the aforementioned mail outs, and it will also be available as a downloadable file from the CRG website.