Welcome to Drum Country
Located in north-central New York State, Drum Country includes Jefferson, Lewis, 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.
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.
Brick Oven Inn,,
It is a small, friendly community. People tend to sincerely care about others in a small area. We’ve hosted some benefit dinners for families and the response has been incredibly overwhelming! If you are passionate about a business, don’t give up and push through the hard times. It takes time to build a solid foundation.
We feel that Lewis County is an emerging market and we want to be at the heart of any future growth. Because we have kids, the family values this area has are also a very important part of us wanting to live and run our business here. The advice we would give to someone starting a business in Lewis County is to take advantage of every business development service offered by organizations such as the Lewis County Economic Development office. This is an organization that can help you get started on the right foot.
Gerald A. Nortz, Inc. Chrysler / Dodge dealership,,
I am a true to Lewis County, with my roots here and I have always wanted to work, improve and be involved in the community. The experience away, living in another state, made it clear that I wanted to return and build a life and business here. Doing business in a small town and rural area gives me the opportunity to work with and for my family, friends and neighbors. I get a lot of satisfaction when I can help someone I know personally, find a product that they want, step by step, and see it through from the moment they walk through the door to the day they drive away from the dealership.
LOW-COST OF LIVING.
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!