The Post Journal, Jamestown NY, Chautauqua County Chamber, Commerce, Todd Tranum, President, CEO, Exec. Director, Manufacturers Association, Southern Tier, “There are many good and positive things happening across Western NY. We are enthused about investments made by NYS through Cuomo leadership, encouraging private sector participation; particularly appreciative of additional investment of $5 million funding helping NCC close the funding gap;" published, 2017.
The Post Journal, Jamestown NY, County Executive Pleased With Governor's Local Initiatives, by Jimmy McCarthy, "'Focus on Upstate NY and WNY is positive.' County Executive Horrigan is particularly excited to see the governor's proposal to fund a $5 million gap for the NCC project. 'The project is not only important to the state; but a game-changer to county and City of Jamestown;'" published, 2017.
The Post Journal, Jamestown NY, Editorial Page, Revitalization Won't Happen Overnight, by James Bliss, "Last week, The Post-Journal asked readers whether or not the NCC would become a catalyst for downtown revitalization. Sadly, by a margin of 68-32% readers said that it would not. Is this not a self-fulfilling prophecy of failure? There is no greater assurance of failure than a negative attitude suppressing chance for success. If, in striving for improvement, we are convinced of our failure, failure is sure to result.'[blah, blah, blah**] 'The specifics of Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, (a private-public partnership, led by a 14-member Board/Directors, a small staff of employees; is charged with the lofty task of revitalizing downtown area and neighboring communities; not a simple matter); includes the completion of the NCC, and improving the aesthetics of downtown, and all other revitalization of Jamestown and area: finding businesses; aiding businesses, restructuring and redeveloping commercial, residential neighborhoods. JRC has a role in each and all of these. Naysayers all too often are willing to voice criticisms. These naysayers also do not become involved. We all will benefit and the quicker and more pronounced our community's 'renaissance' will be;" published, 2017.
** As MY readers must know from past surveys, this person does not seek actual numbers of folks responding. This should be taken with a grain of salt, please...JRKellogg, leenorman
The Post Journal, Jamestown NY, JRC, Jamestown Up Close To Soon Release Exciting Video, by Lillian Ney, co-chair JRC, "Are you ready to feel better about our city? Be sure to check out newly-released promotional video 'Hello, Jamestown, NY' at www.jamestownupclose.com. You may also learn more about the organization(s) by joining their Facebook page;" published, 2017.
Each article is shortened by me to include highlights and facts as stated. JRK