InnovationChallenge New York: Reimagining Greater Old Forge
InnovationChallenge New York is an annual student competition that generates novel ideas with the potential for greater quality of life in New York State. In particular, we are most concerned about the economic and social well-being of our greater Mohawk Valley and neighboring regions.
The challenge topic for 2018 is “Reimagining Greater Old Forge” and addresses life within the “Blue Line” boundary of the Adirondack Park. As with many northern and Adirondack vacation communities during the past fifty years, Old Forge in the Town of Webb has suffered from waning economic vitality, declining population, and expatriation of young adults. However, there is renewed public interest in reimagining and revitalizing the greater community including the Fulton Chain Lakes situated in the larger Central Adirondack Region (CAR). Although the Old Forge area has many assets and potential benefits, it is challenged by economic and social complexities arising from its past and location.
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