Our Vision for the North Country

The North Country Will Lead the Economic Renaissance of New York State's Small Cities and Rural Communities

We will:

  • Energize our communities by building on growth in the aerospace, transit equipment, defense, biotech, energy, and manufacturing industries
  • Leverage our gateway to Canada, the nation’s largest trading partner, to lead the State in global investment
  • Attract and nurture entrepreneurs through innovation to catalyze the highest per capita rate of small business start-ups and expansions in the state
  • Invest in community development infrastructure that expands opportunities and capacity
  • Innovate effective rural healthcare and education delivery networks
  • Elevate global recognition of the region as one of the special places on the planet to visit, live, work and study
  • Activate tourism as a driver to diversify our economies by creating demand to accelerate private investment
  • Invest in agriculture as we help feed the region and the world
  • Create the greenest energy economy in the state
  • 50+

    Companies in the region’s Transportation Equipment Cluster.
  • $1.2B

    Spent by travelers during 2017

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Stephen Hunt, Regional Director