Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente delivered his 2019 State of the County Address Tuesday afternoon at Daniele's in New Hartford.

Picente talked about economic development and said now is the time to move the downtown Utica hospital project forward, calling it a once in a generation opportunity for economic impact.

Picente discussed the next step in the development of the "U District", the Nexus Center, which is expected to have a yearly economic impact of $26.7 million dollars.

He also announced plans to end veteran homelessness in Oneida County by 2022.

And Picente highlighted the county's strong fiscal standing, citing five years in a row with no property tax increase

You can read the entire address at ocgov.net.

Picente, who's running for re-election, is expected to face a June Republican primary challenge from former County Legislator David Gordon.