Economic development is a concern in Otsego County.
On Monday, people meeting in Richfield Springs to discuss how local and national government can help the economy grow.
Congressman Chris Gibson also attending the forum. He fielded questions about job growth and business development.
“They reached out for help which I appreciate they've had a number of store fronts that have closed here and they're looking for any kind of assistance from federal and state government along with public and private sponsorship so that they can flourish,” says Congressman Gibson, R-19th District.
The need to beautify the area was also addressed - including building a nature trail in Richfield Springs.