Chautauqua County Executive candidate Vince Horrigan, together with area businessman and former Dunkirk City Councilman Kevin Muldowney, recently toured the Dunkirk area.
Horrigan's purpose was to introduce himself to the local business community and to exchange ideas on economic development in the North County.
With stops at area food stores, Pizza Village, Clarion Hotel, Service Hardware, Weiss Hardware, ADECCO employment and Van Buren Bay Cosmetics, Horrigan heard first-hand what needs to be done to support and grow our existing small businesses.
Van Buren Bay Cosmetics owner Doug Erick shows Chautauqua County Executive candidate Vince Horrigan his product line of skin care products.
Horrigan toured Rem-Tronics Manufacturing in Dunkirk in August to get a better understanding of the needs of manufacturing companies in the county.
"I was very encouraged by the response of area business leaders to my visit," Horrigan said. "We discussed a wide range of issues, including the development of the Dunkirk Harbor, the North County Water District, cumbersome New York state regulations, property taxes and workforce employability issues. My discussions confirmed the need for keeping a lid on our property taxes through lean and efficient government, expanding our workforce development, supporting infrastructure investment and creating more incentives for small business growth. These are the key areas of my plan to grow Chautauqua County.
"Over the next month, I will be knocking on doors and meeting North County citizens to hear what is on their mind and to explain my plan for growth. I also encourage area residents to stay tuned to the Legislature meetings and discussions in October as we debate important issues and finalize our budget for the year 2014."
For more information on Vince Horrigan's plan for Chautauqua County's future, visit: horriganforexecutive.com