Utica, NY (WIBX) - The second Mohawk Valley Regional Development Council meeting was held at Herkimer County Community College Wednesday. It was the first meeting that was open to the public.

The meetings take place throughout the Mohawk Valley.

Topics are discussed about how each county can improve and develop economically.

The draft plan for economic development is in the works, and the Council's co-chair Wolf Yeigh stressed the need for public input.

"We're going to take it on the road for the public to react and to advise us as we work to put our region's strategy for this grand challenge," said Yeigh. "We are hoping that we will be one of the top four regions that is going to receive 40 million dollars to implement the plan that we come up with"

He went on to say that each county is trying to come up with a plan that will benefit each of the six counties in the Mohawk Valley.

To learn more about the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council, log on to nyworks.ny.gov.