As the area’s economy continues on the rise, the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce will be hosting a breakfast on Tuesday, May 5th, from 8-10 AM, at the Putnam County Golf Course to look at opportunities and evaluate progress made towards stated goals. The Putnam County Economic Development Corporation is sponsoring the breakfast.
On the agenda is former Putnam EDC President Meghan Taylor in her new role as Director of the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council will be giving pointers on submitting applications for regional funds through the competitive CFA (Collective Funding Application) process. Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress President/CEO Jonathan Drapkin will be sharing insight into the region’s business climate. Drapkin will be joined by March Gallagher, Chief Strategy Officer for this Newburgh-based not-for-profit policy, planning, advocacy and research organization. Their presentation is on changes to the region comparing the pre great recession period to where we find ourselves today in 2015. The presentation is referred to as Pattern on the Road. Also at the event, representatives from Senator Terrence P. Murphy’s office will discuss the recently announced Small Business Regulatory Watch reported on last week. For more information on the Economic Development Breakfast please contact the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce at (845) 228-8595, or visit www.putnamchamberny.org.
– Jennifer Maher, Chairwoman, the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce