The future of the Fulton Economic Development Corporation certainly seems to be one that will take on a new look. What exactly that means is still to be determined.
The Fulton County Council on Tuesday morning and, later that evening, the Rochester City Council, met to discuss that very topic. FEDCO Executive Director Terry Lee has announced he will leave that post on September 24.
Rochester Mayor Ted Denton says now is the time to restructure, reshape FEDCO. It’s a conversation that had already started.
The mayor told the council he has interest in the way Crawfordsville disbanded their former setup for an economic development corporation and utilized a PR firm in its new structure. It’s a firm that has also worked with the community of Culver.
The mayor noted communication will be the key going forward. He says the county and city can’t rely upon one person to enhance growth, economic development.
FEDCO’s Board of Directors, which includes members of city and county government, is scheduled to meet Friday morning to continue discussions.