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DEBRIEF: Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor says long-term planning has been crucial (podcast)

Some of the smallest communities in Upstate New York – villages – could be hardest hit by the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Over the last decade the Village of Newark has been very good at long-term planning. They have bolstered their downtown business district, taken advantage of the Erie Canal which runs through the village, and focused on giving employers the space to grow if they desire to there.

Last year the village of Newark passed an impressive milestone. They had more jobs than residents. It’s something that Mayor Jonathan Taylor was proud of then; and is even prouder of today since a big share of those employers have remained in-tact through the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Today we debrief municipal planning with Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor, looking at one of the communities that has an out-sized impact on its county and region.