Meanwhile, Enjem said he is hoping to enlist assistance from the TREP$ program at Cooperstown Central School — a project that encourages students to learn entrepreneurial skills — to assist in setting up a similar program in Richfield. Perhaps an owner of one the vacant storefronts will agree to an arrangement where the youngsters could use the space and launch their own business, he said.
“We have really got to get something going here,” Enjem said. “You can’t just talk about it. You have to just do it.”