EDC story a sad mess

Once upon a time, there was a Fulton County Economic Development Corp. It was started and run by local people who were loyal to our area; people who really wanted Fulton County businesses to grow and prosper.

Along came two people from the Albany area – not homegrown talent, but out-of-the-area talent, who really wanted themselves to grow and prosper at Fulton County’s expense.

To make a long story short: Eventually, there was a $3 million bonus scandal and a big fight over who did what and when.

What a mess.

Someone came up with this brilliant idea: Let’s change the name to the Center for Regional?Growth.

Bad idea. A good idea would be to go back to the EDC (and never drop the Fulton?County).

Just my opinion.

BOB McCLOSKEY

Broadalbin