Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development

Chenango County Natural Resource-Based Economic Assessment

Tags: Agriculture, Community Economic Development, Forestry, Natural Resource Based Economic Development, Strategic Planning

Client Name: Planning/Environmental Research Consultants

Client Type: For-profit

Year: 1995, 1996

Location: New York

Yellow Wood Associates, Inc. worked with Planning/Environmental Research Consultants of Ithaca, New York to profile and assess the actual and potential contributions of agriculture and forestry to the economy of Chenango County. Research focused on the current situation and future potential of the county’s dairy industry. This work was integral to the preparation of the Chenango County Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan.

I found the information and recommendations to be informative, realistic and visionary. Yellow Wood Associates’ work confirms the value of a strong economic development initiative that builds upon the existing agricultural and related land based activities and resources in Chenango County. Thanks for providing our community with an interesting and exciting road map that offers possibilities, hope and information essential for our future. - Jack Salo, Opportunities for Chenango, Inc.