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