Upstate Institute creates conversations to spur economic development

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On October 25, 2019, the Upstate Institute hosted a gathering of community leaders and entrepreneurs to focus on rural economic development in the southern part of Madison County and the northern part of Chenango County.

The Collaboration, Cooperation and Community for Commerce was designed to create concrete plans for business development, and featured three panels focused on cooperation in workforce development, collaboration in financing, and community branding and marketing.

Sponsored by John Golden ’66, a former chair of the Colgate University Board of Trustees, participants shared stories of rural development models from other areas of the state and talked about local enterprise success stories. A graphic facilitator produced artwork highlighting key findings and ideas developed during the full-day event.

Read more about the event at the Colgate University website.