Utica/Rome Manufacturing-Dear Mayor...

Utica/Rome Manufacturing-Dear Mayor...

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Rose

Stockton, CA

#1 Jan 10, 2010

Are the two cities willing do what it takes to bring in manufacturing?
1. give away an existing (vacant) manufacturing facility. Provide subsidies for repairs.
2. pay them for each employee they hire $100.?
3. no county/city taxes for ten years
4. upgrade roads and other infrastructure around facility.
5. Sell them on the Rome airport for private aircraft and waive any landing/facility fees. We're competing with the commerical SYR so you need to make RME enticing in some way. Are there any vacant hangars there that we could give them?
A KIA plant was recently awarded to a small town in Georgia. Can you imagine the economic impact that would have here? A rebirth!
Give them office space in city hall, move over Mr. Mayor. Whatever it takes, let's do it, we're going down the drain fast.
Wake up before it's too late.
Rose

Stockton, CA

#2 Jan 10, 2010
found this from a litte more research...
(cut & paste, sorry)

2,500 Kia jobs did not come cheap. An analysis by the Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper found that state taxpayers put up $200,000 in incentives for each job created. That includes free land, tax breaks, new roads and a training center.
Mr. KENT STEWART (Commissioner, Georgia Department of Economic Development): These things don't just happen. Companies just don't come here. We have to go and sell to them and we have to demonstrate to them a value proposition.
Stats

Irving, TX

#3 Jan 13, 2010
whoa! The last thing we need in Utica is business coming here. That leaves little time to focus on the Mayor's new dress or whatever other hot topics are being discussed here. Enough of all this foolish rebirth talk.
UCA2010

Syracuse, NY

#4 Feb 2, 2010
we need every town and city within 50 miles to work as a team to bring in business. This is not a Utica only issue. Every penny that can be scraped up needs to go into focusing on one big project.
Klem Walters

Stockton, CA

#5 Feb 19, 2010
no response from the Oneida County leaders? How do you expect to save this community? Wishing will make it so?
Douglas

New York, NY

#8 Feb 20, 2010
Klem Walters wrote:
no response from the Oneida County leaders? How do you expect to save this community? Wishing will make it so?
Do you really think we have leaders?
And do you really expect them to join an open honest discussion?
Anywhere much less online?
Where evryone can see/respond?
LMAO!
Montgomery

Stockton, CA

#9 Feb 22, 2010
You need every city, town and village with 50 miles to come together to make this happen.
cleetus

Utica, NY

#10 Feb 23, 2010
this area has nothing to offer beyond high taxes, high cost of energy and cruddy weather. why move or start a manufacturing type business here when you could start it in north carolina or even mexico and not have to deal with all that?
Henry

Syracuse, NY

#11 Feb 23, 2010
Business is gone forever in NYS until they change the tax laws and the cost for Workers Compensation. Does anyone have ANY earthly idea how much more it costs in NYS for workers compensation insurance??? It's beyond words. The compensation system is as broken as the tax system in NYS and no one talks about it. Spitzer made it incredibly worse before he "left.". Until such time the cost of doing business changes SUBSTANTIALLY in NYS, NO ONE in their right mind would start a manufacturing business here. If you know the facts, this is a no brainer.
Mungo Jerry

Herkimer, NY

#12 Feb 23, 2010
High taxes, high fees, regulations and now plans for a library assessment and an increased city sales tax - you actually think that business is going to come here.
Mimi

New York, NY

#13 Feb 23, 2010
Mungo Jerry wrote:
High taxes, high fees, regulations and now plans for a library assessment and an increased city sales tax - you actually think that business is going to come here.
Don't forgot the high cost of National Grid, heating a factory, paying off inspectors, paying off Unions and their political cronies, Throughway fees for trucks, untrustworthy labor pool, lawsuits, insurance, green law taxes/fees, vandalism and crime.

We could vote out the trash, but we won't, so we must like it this way.
Ding Ding Ding

Clifton Park, NY

#14 Aug 30, 2014
cleetus wrote:
this area has nothing to offer beyond high taxes, high cost of energy and cruddy weather. why move or start a manufacturing type business here when you could start it in north carolina or even mexico and not have to deal with all that?
Yup

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