Recent changes at Oneida County’s Griffiss International Airport have positioned it to become an economic driver for the area, officials say.To the "officials:" Where's the business plan?
- What is the need that this over-sized airport will fill?
- What data exists and what assumptions are being made to support any conclusion that this albatross can ever be made profitable?
- What data exists and what assumptions are being made to support any conclusion that this albatross will ever return more to the taxpayers than is being taken from them
From the discussion we heard last summer, I think we all know that there is no business plan and no supporting data . . . just a lot of assumptions and hi-flying dreams and aspirations.
Our "officials" need to find a regional need (not Utica-Rome, but NE US) for Griffiss International to fill . . . and they better find it fast. If they don't, this "economic driver" is going to drive us . . . . right over a cliff!
5PM Update: Just a thought ... Maybe the county could contact our local Utica-Rome chapter of SCORE for some advice on developing a Business Plan!