Lake Placid, NY, Oct 04, 2011 — Here in the North Country, as in much of the US, the economy and jobs top the agenda. It's what politicians and business leaders talk about. But in a time when many of the best jobs in government and education seem less and less reliable, it's also what workers and union leaders are focused on.
At a conference yesterday in Lake Placid, organized by the Adirondack North Country Association, economists tried to give a clearer snapshot of how we're doing and where the region might be going. As Brian Mann reports, the good news is that things aren't a whole lot worse. But researchers worry that continued government layoffs could slow or reverse the North Country's recovery. Go to full article
Sep 22, 2010 — The Adirondack North Country Association's annual meeting at Great Camp Sagamore Thursday will focus on arts, cultural and historical groups as economic engines in the region. Small business owners, community leaders, and arts and cultural non-profits will share how their work is building communities and local economies. Todd Moe spoke with ANCA executive director Kate Fish and consulting crafts program coordinator Nadia Korths about digging deep into the issue of the arts and economic growth. Go to full article
Mar 23, 2001 — Towns and villages in the Adirondacks are looking for better ways to spark local economies. For many, that means a shift away from mining and logging and a new focus on tourism. Town supervisors and economic development experts gathered Thursday in Saranac Lake to compare their efforts. For some, these are the best of times. For others, the change means a struggle for survival. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article