As Herkimer County leaders reflect on 2017, they say it's been an especially productive year, with one of the biggest pride points being the announcement of a new Tractor Supply Distribution Center being built in Frankfort.

That's expected to lead to more than 300 jobs in the next several years.

This past fall, a new collaborative process between group leaders and others was launched by The Genesis Group to help promote the county.

There's also buzz surrounding Herkimer County's only city, Little Falls, because Main Street was transformed into a movie set in October. The city's many small and unique businesses continue to draw people in.

Herkimer County Legislature Chairman Bernard Peplinski says things are looking up. Moving forward, Peplinski said the county is looking at purchasing more properties to bring businesses in.

"I think it's a positive. I think if the economy can keep on picking up, I think we're looking down the road at a much better situation," he said.