Bob Aronson has retired as executive director of the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency.
The Seneca Falls native has headed the IDA since July 2008. His last day was Nov. 30.
During his tenure, the IDA has provided financial assistance to existing companies to help them remain in the county, and to new businesses.
“I put my house in Fayette up for sale in June and let the IDA board know this was coming at that time,” Aronson, 67, said. “My wife (Becky) and I bought a house in Florida, where my son has settled. Becky has been down there for a while and has been working on me for some time to come down, and we decided it was time.
“Women have a way of winning these discussions,” he added with a laugh. “I found great joy in helping a business expand and grow here, holding onto jobs and creating new jobs.”
He cited the IDA incentives to keep BonaDent from moving to Florida and in convincing ITT Goulds to expand in Seneca Falls as successes.