State Senator James Seward has announced conceptual agreement on a blueprint for Otsego County’s economic development leadership.

After hosting last month’s economic development summit, Seward has been meeting with key elected officials and business leaders to capitalize on what was learned and to take the next step.

Seward says one of the chief takeaways from the summit was the need for a central point of contact that will serve as a vehicle to link outside economic entrepreneurs with internal Otsego County resources. Otsego County's Industrial Development Agency, with some new personnel, will take the lead role. The initial IDA hires will include a consultant to lead the start-up effort and a full-time administrator to handle day-to-day economic development functions.

The November summit is available to watch here, courtesy of SUNY Oneonta.