Upstate lives matter: This is what Bryant La Tourette recently told his town board. He gave a presentation on then and now as it pertains to their economy.
Just four years ago our local hardware store had its best year, in the face of many mom and pops shutting down. Another company that installed all types of truck accessories, dump truck bodies, snow plows etc. also had a great year in sales. A metal fabricating company located in our town had a great year as well. Even my printing business, for the first time in 4 years, showed an uptick.
One of our large farms was in the process of negotiating a lease with a well. This would save the farm and catch up on back taxes. Other farms were selling hay. Hay prices went up due to demand. Construction companies and contractors were hiring. One of our local eateries had added a motel and had plans drawn up to expand.