From NCPR Blogs:
Good news for North Country wine lovers this afternoon, as a bill to create the St. Lawrence Wine Trail (here’s a full list of the state’s wine trails) has now passed both houses. North Country Sens. Patty Ritchie, Joe Griffo and Betty...
It’s not quite clear when it will start or where flights will go, but the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority has announced that Allegiant Air has signed a contract to start flying out of the airport. The Ogdensburg Journal is reporting...
It’s time again for New York’s regions to start getting their proposals ready in order to compete for a pot of economic development money from the state through the Regional Economic Development Council program. As you may know, the...
The last month or so has been good for Ogdensburg. Just before Christmas, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that rather than shutting down many of the services at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center there, the state would become a “Center for...
Almost ten percent of the entire North Country flow of state development dollars will flow to one small village in the Adirondacks. Under the plan unveiled today, Saranac Lake will receive $7.1 million to promote construction and redevelopment of...
News stories tagged with "economic-development"
Jun 01, 2001 — Brian Mann talks with Sue Avery of the Clifton-Fine Economic Development Corporation about revitalizing the area's economy in the wake of the closing of the Appleton Paper Mills in Newton Falls. Go to full article
May 31, 2001 — A new study is looking at ways to improve the transportation infrastructure and help northern New York catch up with the rest of the country. It's analyzing all forms of transportation, but the focus is the automobile, the highway, and the Interstate. David Sommerstein hit the streets of Watertown, Massena, Malone, and Canton to get the transportation vibe. The people he talked to expressed all sorts of opinions. But after all, they were a self-selected group--they were walking on the sidewalk. Go to full article
May 30, 2001 — Inexplicable traffic jams on Main Street, driving hours to catch a plane, those are some of the problems North Country leaders have blamed for a sluggish economy and a high unemployment rate. For the past forty years, a range of transportation scenarios have been touted as the magic bullet to bring industry and tourism up North. But each was too expensive, experts said, and nothing was done. A comprehensive study of transportation in the five northern counties of New York--Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Franklin, and Clinton--seeks to solve the transportation puzzle once and for all. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
May 22, 2001 — Wednesday night, the public gets a look at a possible blueprint for the future of the Village of Potsdam. Jodi Tosti has more on the first of two public hearings scheduled to unveil the plan for future development in the community. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Apr 25, 2001 — Martha Foley talks with Canton Economic Development director Pat Tubbs about plans for tourism in St. Lawrence County. About 75 local business people gathered yesterday to map out a strategy to boost this growing part of the region's economy. Go to full article
Apr 23, 2001 — Senator Charles Schumer was in Ogdensburg Friday talking with the local media and local leaders about economy and transportation issues in the North Country. He says any federal transportation money will be doled out by state lawmakers, so it'll be a team effort. 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
by Jody Tosti
Feb 13, 2001 — Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton made a pair of appearances in upstate New York yesterday to outline her economic development plan and to reinforce her campaign commitments to revitalize the upstate economy. Senator Clinton spoke at events in Rome and at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, where she pledged to promote the North Country as a great place for businesses to locate and expand. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
Feb 09, 2001 — For three decades, the Adirondack Park Agency has shaped and restricted use of private land in the Adirondacks. The Agency's regulations affect thousands of property owners and more than 3.5 million acres of land. They're viewed as a model by pro-environment groups, but some locals say the zoning plan has damaged small towns and villages. In this first of a two-part series, Brian Mann assesses the Act's impact on the region. Today, he looks at two types of development where the regulations have meant dramatic changes: rural sprawl and heavy industry. Go to full article