Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente is responding to tweets from Paul Krugman of the New York Times regarding the Utica area.

Responding to an article in the Times about the failed AMS project at Marcy Nano, Krugman called it a "state level attempt to revive a depressed region."

Picente has sent a letter to Krugman, outlining the progress the county has made over the past ten years.  He's inviting Krugman to visit the area to learn more about the local economy.

Krugman lived in Utica until he was eight years old.

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