News & Press Releases from 2014

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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DATE RELEASED: 03/24/2014

The Development Authority of the North Country (Authority), in cooperation with its partners (including Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties; City of Watertown; and the Tug Hill Commission), recently completed a feasibility study evaluating opportunities to share GIS services within the region. A grant award from New York State's Local Government Efficiency Program (LGEP) subsidized the cost of hiring a consultant to develop shared GIS services recommendations. The ...