By Heather Perkins: Manufacturing and Economic day was quite the experience. Craig Clark, from Alfred State College began the day helping the Leadership team visualize what is going on in the county. We were able to explore the heart of the communities and understand that if you work hard in your community to make it better, more people will continue to pitch in and make it strive more, which leads to the result of residents staying here. Throughout the morning we were able to learn that there are many projects being worked on within our local communities to help the greater whole, from presenters from the organizations of PM Research, Ljungstrom-Arvos, Alfred State, and the Greater Allegany Chamber of Commerce. Ljungstrom Arvos team gave a tour of the facility to help us understand what truly goes on through their manufacturing process, with a special coin for the Leadership team to keep. One quote that I walked away with that was shared by Mike Zakel from Ljungstrom-Arvos is “There may be people that have more talent than you but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do-Derek Jeter”.