TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Newly elected Rensselaer County Government Steve McLaughlin gave certainly one of his first public addresses Wednesday on the annual State of the County breakfast.
Rensselaer County Government McLaughlin has been in workplace for simply two weeks, and he says he has already spent a lot of his time working with and assembly enterprise leaders. He says he’s going to do all the things he can to honor the heritage of Rensselaer County as a birthplace for speedy progress, technological and societal modifications and prosperity.
Wednesday morning, McLaughlin elaborated on his prime three priorities shifting ahead, at the beginning, rising the financial system and making the county as enterprise-pleasant as potential.
“Saratoga is the primary funding county within the State,” stated McLaughlin. “I do know they’ve the racetrack and downtown, however we now have an excellent downtown. We have now much more going for us. I really like Saratoga, however I need to be #1.”
McLaughlin says he already has a couple of tasks within the works for areas that want slightly bit extra consideration.
“I’ve targeted on what we might name corridors of progress like 9 and 20 is an space out in Schodack able to develop,” stated McLaughlin. “Route 7 up the street right here in Brunswick is already rising and booming. North Greenbush is rising whereas sustaining lovely rural county.”
McLaughlin says he’s particularly hoping to redevelop the huge, previous Okay-Mart website on 9 and 20 right into a coaching middle for youngster care and home violence, which might deliver specialists in from throughout.
“Since they’re coming in from everywhere in the state and nation, that’s going to assist revitalize our lodge occupancy, hopefully, see some eating places pop up,” stated McLaughlin.
Second, McLaughlin is trying to deal with the opioid habit disaster and says he’ll be in search of an outreach coordinator.
“What I see is plenty of actually nice concepts and nice coronary heart round this opioid disaster,” stated McLaughlin. “However proper now we’ve got so many various teams we virtually want a clearinghouse. If some mother or father wants assist for his or her baby or some particular person says ‘I need assistance, I have to care for this’, they don’t know the place to go. It’s not clear sufficient the place to go.”
“Infrastructure to me is the backbone of your financial system, and should you don’t have a wholesome backbone, you don’t have a wholesome physique.”
In abstract, McLaughlin says he’s pledging to revitalize and reenergize the County authorities.