Fulton Rotarians Updated On Local Economics

FULTON, NY – Jeff Grimshaw, a former member of the Fulton Noon Rotary Club when he was director of the Fulton Family YMCA, was introduced by Rotarian Nancy Kush Ellis.

He is currently the director of the SUNY Office of Business and Community Relations.

Nancy Ellis Kush and Jeff Grimshaw
Nancy Ellis Kush and Jeff Grimshaw

He has a staff of nine people who assist him in caring for the RSVP  program, Leadership Oswego County, Workforce Development and THRIVE.

He discussed the THRIVE program with the Rotarians.

Community planners, in most areas of our nation, have finally realized that the present economic growth model is no longer working.

The factories and businesses are attracted to our area, (Oswego County, Central New York), build a plant and leave the area as soon as their Payment In Lieu Of Taxes expires.

The Rain Forest by Hwang and Horowitt outlines another concept of how communities can help themselves prosper and grow by using the resources available to them today.

Grimshaw would like to hear from all of us on “building a stronger community.”

Go to www.oswego.edu/thrive and click on “Take our Rainforest Scorecard Survey.”

The “Rain Forest” theory shows how any community in this country has the necessary business and industries active in their given area.

Local businesses need to grow, create new products, hire new employees, remain part of their community, and grow without excessive government help.

Hwang and Horowitt cite many areas that their theory have been successful.