3 counties

Lewis
Jefferson
St. Lawrence

4,100

jobs created
from nearby
Army
installation

$1.5 billion

generated in
annual
economic
impact

Welcome to Drum Country

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Located in north-central New York State, Drum Country includes JeffersonLewis, and St. Lawrence counties. Less than an hour’s drive north of Syracuse and bordered by Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, and the Adirondack Mountains, Drum Country is a prosperous region rich in character and opportunity for economic development and growth.

YEAR-ROUND OUTDOOR ADVENTURE.
FAMILY-FRIENDLY.

Fort Drum, the largest United States Army base in the northeast, is the heart of Drum Country’s culture and economy. Located in Watertown, NY, Fort Drum employs more than 4,100 area residents. As a result, it also generates $1.88 billion in annual economic impact. Soldiers and their families stationed at Fort Drum and living in its surrounding communities are a driving force for regional economic growth and development. Here in Drum Country, we say, “You see a soldier—we see a workforce.”

Along with the economic engine of Fort Drum, international and national businesses crossing a variety of sectors flourish in Drum Country. From manufacturing and food processing to renewable energy and finance, insurance and real estate, the region provides fertile ground for thriving industries. Above all, countless small-businesses and large corporations have recognized that Drum Country is the best place to move their business.

LOW-COST OF LIVING.
THRIVING INDUSTRIES.
GREAT PEOPLE.

Drum Country’s affordable standard of living, great school systems, and superior public safety make it the perfect place to raise a family. Communities here are close-knit, with neighbors helping neighbors and families calling Drum Country home for generations.

The Thousand Islands, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River and the Adirondack Mountains are just some of the natural highlights found in Drum Country’s landscape. Its unparalleled year-round outdoor recreation and stunning scenery draws tourists and delights residents.

Drum Country is an ideal place to call home or to launch your business ventures.

There’s no doubt this is one location worthy of your investment.

Let our location be your asset. Relocate here and experience for yourself all Drum Country has to offer!

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