Regional Development

The Development Authority works to improve the economic viability and well being of communities in the north country. We have formed strong partnerships with local, state, and federal organizations to promote business and housing development throughout the region.

The Development Authority administers several business loan programs to promote job creation and retention among small businesses. The Authority also provides funding for the development of quality, affordable housing in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties through its housing programs.

Business Development

The Development Authority administers several business loan programs including the North Country Alliance's Regional Revolving Loan Program and the Authority's own Community Development Loan Fund.  Staff also provides loan underwriting services and technical assistance to area organizations. 

Housing Development

The Development Authority administers the North Country HOME Consortium as well as its own affordable rental housing programs and its community rental housing program.  The Development Authority is a New York State Low Income Housing Tax Credit Agency for the federal program and can provide pilots-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOTS) for housing projects.

Facilitating Development

The Development Authority uses its affordable housing funds to meet housing demand in the region. Summit Wood was completed in 2010 to accomodate an expansion at Fort Drum.

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