Joseph Roman named Chemung County IDA and Southern Tier Economic Growth Executive Director

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Chemung County Executive Chris Moss introduced Joseph Roman as the Executive Director of the Chemung County IDA (CCIDA) and Southern Tier Economic Growth (STEG). 

My first goal is to work with economic development and to get us all on the same track to move forward, that’s probably the first thing I’d like to do, Roman said. 

Roman’s career began in Tioga County in Economic Development and Planning and last worked with New York State Empire Development as the Southern Tier Regional Deputy Director.

Working for the State of New York for 21 years in economic development, covering Chemung County, and also seven other counties, I’ve kind of gotten the big picture of how economic development works, Roman said. 

County Executive Moss highlighted Roman’s work on hundreds of economic and community development projects and initiatives for businesses in the Southern Tier. Moss also noted Roman’s experience with federal and state programs, legislation, and rules/regulations that directly correlate with economic development.

I think we’ve made an excellent choice, Joe Roman has all the connections, all the education on the background experience, Moss said. I think we need to make sure that economic development in the Southern Tier and Chemung County forges ahead.

Roman earned his Master’s Degree from the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy in Albany and a Bachelor’s Degree from the State University of New York College at Geneseo.

I’d like people to know that I’m very open I’m very friendly, I’m willing to work with anybody to try to move economic development forward, Roman said. 

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Click on the video above for the full interview with Roman. 

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