ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Albany County Government Dan McCoy issued his 2021 State of the County handle Thursday. The plan focuses on how the county will adapt economically from the pandemic and put together for future challenges.
An enormous portion of McCoy’s handle mirrored on how far the county has come this previous 12 months amid the general public well being disaster, but it surely additionally regarded on the devastating methods it has impacted businesses and mental health.
McCoy introduced a brand new partnership with Genoa Pharmacy to open Albany County’s very personal psychological well being pharmacy, particularly for these receiving care from the county. He described it as a secure, safe and environment friendly manner for purchasers to entry their medicine on the similar time that they’re receiving therapy.
Serving to native companies is a part of McCoy’s five-point Albany County Financial Restoration (ACER) plan. The county will situation a problem grant to the native expertise sector to develop a web based market that connects buyers to native companies. McCoy additionally inspired county residents to focus their spending locally.
“Please assist your favourite Albany County restaurant or retail institution now, in order that it’s nonetheless there while you return to the workplace. We may even work with native employers within the county to assist their efforts in bringing again workers,” McCoy mentioned.
The Albany County Legislature responded to the handle, recognizing the challenges leaders confronted the previous 12 months. They are saying the federal relief earmarked for the county is cause for optimism, and their problem for 2021 can be to make use of it strategically to stabilize taxes and proceed COVID-19 reduction efforts.
Another highlights of McCoy’s 2021 plan embrace changing into a producing hub in Upstate New York for the state’s offshore wind program, and funding additional the “Advance Albany County Alliance” to domesticate a workforce growth pipeline.