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Snow Drought "A Disaster" For North Country Tourism

Rain fell again yesterday across much of the North Country. The shortage of snow this winter has been brutal for anyone in the north country who likes to ski or snowmobile. The season has been even more painful for business owners who rely on winter tourists. One group of tourism advocates now say the "snow drought" could qualify the region for economic disaster relief. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

The View From Aspen: To Save "Local" Resort Towns Must Plan

This week, a local government leader from Aspen Colorado spoke at an affordable housing conference in Saranac Lake, sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Tourism. Mick Ireland has been a commissioner in Pitkin County for ten years. Ireland spoke with Brian Mann. He says Aspen is fighting to retain its local character.  Go to full article
North Country Tourism In Need of Private Investment<br />Photo:  Courtesy of CAST
North Country Tourism In Need of Private Investment
Photo: Courtesy of CAST

New Investment Fund Hopes To Promote Tourism Industry

A regional bank announced yesterday that it has formed a ten million dollar investment fund, designed to spur tourism development in the North Country. The new program--funded by Adirondack Bank--was created in partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Tourism. As Brian Mann reports, supporters say the loan program will help end a drought in private sector investment.  Go to full article

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