Utica Resources

Greater Utica Magazine

Most of the imagery in this magazine is from the Oneida History Center.

Mohawk Valley Living – Magazine and TV Show

This show and magazine highlight current businesses and locations all around the Mohawk Valley.

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Meet Mahira Patkovich. Mahira’s family fled Bosnia and resettled in Utica, NY, which experienced a major slump in the 80s and 90s. Today Mahira is helping to revitalize downtown as a successful business owner. She’s also working towards her MBA and expecting her first child to be born in Utica, a place she lovingly calls home.

Utica the city that loves refuges.

According to an article in CityLab “Refugees are human beings fleeing terrible circumstances; assisting them is just the right thing to do.”

“This kind of wrangling over the true impact of refugees doesn’t get much traction in Utica, where refugees now make up almost a quarter of the city’s population, Bedient says. It’s not really up for debate at this point—it’s a part of the city’s identity now,” he says.

We live in a more culturally rich, interesting, colorful (and even delicious!) community because of refugees.

“Utica—it’s clear—saved Patkovich and her family. But the truth is: They’re helping to save this town as well.”

I can’t tell you how many people have echoed this same sentiment. Utica, NY – The Town That Loves Refugees!