Archive for January, 2012

Zippo President Joins Board

January 1, 2012

The Post Journal (December 25, 2011)

Gregory W. Booth, president and chief executive officer of Zippo Manufacturing Company, has been appointed to the board of directors of Continental 1 – the transformational project that will create jobs, economic development, international connection and safe roads by completing Route 219 and the 1,500-mile Continental 1 trade corridor between Toronto and Miami.

A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Booth has also completed the Executive Business Management curricula at the University of Western Ontario and American Management Association courses.

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Completion of Route 219 important for economy

January 1, 2012

Letter to the Editor of the Sun News (December 29, 2011)

The completion of Route 219 in Western New York and Western Pennsylvania is the most important economic development catalyst that will ensure a successful, sustainable region. Businesses will stay…and they will start. Jobs will be created and students will remain in our region. Finishing Route 219 has moved back into the forefront as we await the New York State January budget vote. Continental 1/ Route 219 will be our region’s only north-south highway.

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Completion of Route 219 is gaining momentum

January 1, 2012

Meg Lauerman’s Letter to Editor of  Springville Journal (December 28, 2011)

The completion of Route 219 in Western New York and Western Pennsylvania is the most important economic development catalyst that will ensure a successful, sustainable region. Businesses will stay and they will start. Jobs will be created and students will remain in our region. Finishing Route 219 has moved back into the forefront as we await the New York state January budget vote. Continental 1/Route 219 will be our region’s only north-south highway.

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