CRG website upgrades illustrated

The Fulton County Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development and Environment Committee sees a presentation on the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth’s online marketing Wednesday at the County Office Building in Johnstown. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

JOHNSTOWN — Improvements to the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth’s website were illustrated in a brief presentation recently before the Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development and Environment Committee.

CRG President and CEO Ronald Peters reported the CRG’s new website at is “up and running.”

“We just keep on tweaking it,” he reported to the committee.

The website opens with two main messages greeting users. They are: “CRG — Building Fulton County’s economy one business at a time,” and “Fulton County — The premier upstate New York business location.”

Upgrades on the CRG website has come at a time when other, similar websites operated by Fulton County government (, and the Fulton County Industrial Development Agency ( were also upgraded. The three websites — designed to inform while promoting the county — are sharing much information.

“This website has demographics,” noted county Planning Director Scott Henze, speaking of the CRG website.

Peters added: “We all work with each other very well. We compliment each other.”

Elsewhere in his monthly CRG update to the committee:

∫ Peters reported the county has a need for additional sites. He said the last available Johnstown Industrial Park building is under contract.

∫ The CRG is following up with the state on previous visits the agency had from site selectors. A presentation to another brokerage house must wait until after the summer, Peters said.

∫ Peters said the CRG has met with five developers since early May. He said his agency is working with a developer looking for downtown properties and potentially a “boutique” hotel, although talks are in initial stages.

∫ The CRG is assisting the Family Counseling Center in Gloversville with a $7 million project. The agency is working with a restaurant project in Caroga Lake, The agency is also looking at some other opportunities in the village of Northville, Peters said.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at [email protected]

By Patricia Older

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