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DATE RELEASED: 07/26/2016

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DATE RELEASED: 07/26/2016

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DATE RELEASED: 03/02/2016

Fort Drum Joint Land Use Presentation - Presented to the public on Wednesday, March 2nd at Jefferson Community College

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DATE RELEASED: 09/28/2015

Patricia M. Pastella, Development Authority of the North Country water quality division manager, stands at Warneck Pump Station in Watertown.

Carrie Tuttle, director of engineering for the Development Authority of the North Country, has a running joke about...

DATE RELEASED: 08/04/2015

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DATE RELEASED: 07/16/2015

Business Mentor NY is a new pro bono business mentoring program to foster entrepreneurial and small businesses growth in New York. Through our innovative and free web platform,, entrepreneurs connect with mentors who volunteer to help with range of business issues – from accounting and finance to marketing and web design. Business Mentor NY...

DATE RELEASED: 07/06/2015

The Authority is excited to announce the release of the upgraded GIS Internet Mapping Application (IMA)! This new version is more user-friendly and intuitive, offers the same functionality, and includes new tools and features. The IMA is also now available on mobile devices like smart phones and tablets.

The “Launch DANC GIS Application” button on the top of the Authority website ( will direct users to the upgraded...

DATE RELEASED: 06/26/2015

WATERTOWN — Before responding to blazes, firefighting crews will be able to use mobile devices to pinpoint the location of hydrants and review street-view images — one of the many uses of an Internet mapping application to be launched in July by the Development Authority of the North Country... [Read...

DATE RELEASED: 06/18/2015

The Board Meeting Read-Ahead Package for the upcoming Board of Directors Meeting being held on Thursday, June 25, 2015 is now available to download at the link below:

DATE RELEASED: 10/23/2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Export-Import bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has joined forces with the Development Authority of the North Country (New York) in order to help local businesses boost export sales and jobs.  Ex-Im Bank's City/State Partnership will afford thousands of exporters, especially small businesses, access to information about the Bank's resources.

"Ex-Im Bank has a lot to offer North Country businesses that want to grow their exports, and this partnership...

DATE RELEASED: 10/21/2014

WATERTOWN, NY—Today Congressman Bill Owens announced a combined $184,750 in USDA grant funding that has been awarded to two Jefferson County development organizations as part of the agency’s Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program.

“This funding supports two promising local companies with a vision for growth, creating good jobs and helping to grow the Jefferson County economy,” said Owens. “I applaud our local development leaders and the USDA for providing the support needed...

DATE RELEASED: 08/28/2014

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the establishment of the North Country Economic Development Fund to provide low-cost loans to businesses expanding their facilities and creating or retaining jobs in the North Country. The $10 million fund results from a long-term power contract between the New York Power Authority and Alcoa.

“This fund will give local businesses access to the capital they need to invest in land, equipment and technology that will enable them to remain...

DATE RELEASED: 07/22/2014

The North Country will get a new one million dollar revolving loan fund to seed agricultural businesses. Empire State Development announced the fund Monday.

Jim Wright, CEO of the Development Authority of the North Country (DANC) says it’s a “value-added agricultural loan fund” because it will help farmers upsell their produce in the retail market.

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Fort Drum Soldiers

Since 1984, the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), with its soldiers and their families, have become an integral part of the fabric of the North Country and a driving force behind our economy.

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