A Message from the North Country Regional Director

The North Country is ready for your business investment. The region boasts a diverse economy, gateways to international markets and a rich quality of life.

Home to Bombardier, New York Air Brake, Alcoa, Corning, Agrimark, the Trudeau Institute, and many more, the region hosts businesses on the cutting edge of the manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, biotech, and energy sectors.

Our proximity to Quebec and Eastern Ontario makes the North Country uniquely well-suited to US and Canadian companies seeking growth opportunities and cross-border markets, while the region' s colleges and universities provide critical workforce development and R&D infrastructure.

Named by USA Today as "One of the Top Ten Places to Visit Before You Die," the North Country is home to the Lake Placid Olympic Center, the Thousand Islands and the majestic Adirondack Mountains. We are also particularly proud of the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) stationed at Fort Drum Army Post, Upstate New York' s largest single-site employer.

From our historic Main Streets to the International Seaway, the North Country provides vast business opportunities. The North Country Office of Empire State Development looks forward to working with you to help fulfill your business expansion and job retention goals.

Steve Hunt
North Country Regional Director, Empire State Development


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