Fort Drum Day: 10th Mountain Division Leaders Talk Goals at State Capitol

ALBANY — Tuesday marked the annual Fort Drum Day at the New York state Capitol, with a group of 10th […]

MetalCraft Marine Plans Watertown Expansion That Would Add 30 Jobs

WATERTOWN — MetalCraft Marine plans to double its manufacturing operations and add about 30 employees in the Jefferson County Corporate […]

Let’s Meet: Tug Hill Artisan Roasters

On the edge of the Adirondacks, right at the heart of Lowville, NY you’ll find Tug Hill Artisan Roasters. Each […]

MetalCraft Marine Wins $31M Coast Guard Contract

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – A Watertown manufacturer was awarded a contract worth tens of millions of dollars to design […]

Hockey Tape Supplier Ready to Expand Plant

WATERTOWN — The largest supplier of hockey tape for the National Hockey League, North American Tapes, hopes to expand its […]

Data Shows Fort Drum Pours More than $2 Billion Annually into Local Economy

FORT DRUM — The regional economic impact of Fort Drum, the state’s largest single-site employer, remains strong, according to data […]

Fort Drum’s Economic Impact Exceeds $2 Billion

WATERTOWN, NY, April 17, 2023 – Fort Drum’s total economic impact in the region for the federal fiscal year ending […]

New York Air Brake Adding Watertown-Based Assembly Jobs

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – New York Air Brake is adding new assembly jobs to its Watertown headquarters.  The company, […]

Watertown Manufacturer Nominated for Prestigious Award for Fireboat Design

WATERTOWN — Local boat manufacturer MetalCraft Marine has been nominated for a prestigious award, the Most Significant Boat of the […]

Work Continues on JCC Downtown Education Center

WATERTOWN — If a downtown property owner got his way 20 years ago, Jefferson Community College’s education center would not […]

How Otis Technology Supplies Our Next Generation of Troops

For decades, Drum Country has served as an inspiring location with ample resources – from energy solutions to highway connections. […]

Schumer Urges Army to Choose Fort Drum to House National Security Task Force

FORT DRUM — During a personal phone call with Army Secretary Christine E. Wormuth, Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer […]


WATERTOWN — War of 1812 Amber Ale produced by 1812 Brewing Company and beloved by its imbibers, can now add […]

Let’s Meet Drum Country: Thousand Islands Winery

When you imagine a grand, mighty river flowing past historic castles and lighthouses, visited by thousands of tourists each year […]

Let’s Meet Drum Country: El Gran Patron

In north-central New York, surrounded by the Thousand Islands and St. Lawrence Seaway to the north and west, and the […]

Potsdam Company Developing Drug to Reverse Age-Related Loss of Vision

POTSDAM — A pre-clinical research company  in Potsdam New York is developing an eye drop to prevent age-related loss of […]

Georgia Company Breaks Ground on $16 Million Egg Hatchery on Route 3

WATERTOWN — A Georgia company is making the biggest investment in its 60-year history with a $16 million egg hatchery […]

JCC Entrepreneurship Center Project Seen as Key Cog in Downtown Development

WATERTOWN — For years, there was talk about the impact that Jefferson Community College would have if it had a […]

Fort Drum’s 2021 Economic Impact Approaches $2 Billion

Responsible for Nearly ¼ of the Region’s Jobs. WATERTOWN, NY, April 27, 2022 – According to the results of its […]

Fort Drum’s Annual Impact on North Country Economy Grows to More than $1.53 Billion

FORT DRUM — Fort Drum’s direct economic impact on Northern New York grew 4.6% over the previous fiscal year. But […]

Griffo Presents Four Lewis County Businesses with Empire Awards

LOWVILLE — State Sen. Joseph A. Griffo, R-Rome, visited a group of Lewis County businesses to present them with Senate […]

JCC Designated 2022-2023 Military Friendly School

Jefferson Community College (JCC) has announced that it has earned the 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School designation by Viqtory, publisher of […]

Watertown Boat Manufacturer Obtains $43 Million Navy Contract

MetalCraft Marine US, a Kingston, Ontario-based company that has manufacturing operations in Watertown, has landed a more than $43 million […]

Lawrence Farm Working with IDA, Liberty Utilities to Create Renewable Natural Gas

March 8, 2022 — Liberty Utilities is seeking regulatory approval to build a 2.5-mile gas line to a renewable natural […]

Drum Country New York: Partnership between counties brings economic strength and viability

The partners involved in Drum Country, New York have a two-word message for businesses that might be interested in moving […]

JCC Leads the Way in Adding Childcare Providers to the Region’s Workforce

Successful North Country Regulated Home Day Care Training Nears Completion with Seven New Businesses Started Jefferson Community College (JCC) is […]

Philly Cream Cheese This Christmas: Production, Demand Are Up and Dairy Producers Are Happy

December 16, 2021 – Lowville milk producers are giving all they’ve got to Kraft Heinz as high demand for cream […]

Naturally Lewis Launches New Program Aimed at Accelerating Entrepreneurship in Lewis County

December 15, 2021 – Naturally Lewis is excited to announce the launch of the DBA Lewis County pilot program, created […]

JCC Associate Degree in Nursing Program Ranked #3 in New York State

November 22, 2021 – Jefferson Community College (JCC) associate degree in nursing program has received high ranks by Nursing Schools […]

New York Power Authority Smart Path Project Reaches Halfway Mark

November 17, 2021 – A New York Power Authority project to upgrade transmission lines has reached the mid-point. Photo: Watertown […]

Lyons Falls-the mill site and the village-ready for new development and a “new chapter”

November 10, 2021 – The land just past the confluence of the Black and Moose rivers, at the falls that […]

Drum Country Launches New Marketing Campaign, Reveals Tagline

Drum Country, N.Y. – Drum Country NY has launched a new marketing campaign and revealed its new tagline: LET’S MEET.  […]

Jefferson Community College designated 2021 Best for Vets College by Military Times

July 21, 2021 – Jefferson Community College has again been designated a Best for Vets College by Military Times.

Study: Snowmobiling has $101.1 million annual economic impact on Tug Hill economies

July 12, 2021 – That recreation and tourism can bring significant revenue to a host area is not new information.

Military Times Magazine Ranks SUNY Canton Third in Nation for Veterans

June 28, 2021 – Military Times magazine has given SUNY Canton its highest ranking ever in the publication’s annual “Best […]

Fort Drum breaks ground on unmanned aircraft system project

May 12, 2021 – Base and U.S.Army Corps of Engineers officials conducted a ground-breaking ceremony Wednesday for the 10th Combat […]

Study indicates Clarkson University stimulated regional economy by $346.9 million in 2019

April 22, 2021 – From employment and spending associated with visits, conferences and institutional services, Clarkson University is estimated to […]

Fort Drum Housing Ranks Among Best in the Army

April 21, 2021 – The most recent Army Tenant Satisfaction Survey results are out, and Fort Drum’s positive trend continues […]

North country economy gets $1.4 billion boost from Fort Drum

April 21, 2021 – Fort Drum’s direct economic impact grew by 8% this year and infused more than $1.4 billion […]

Roth Industries expansion in Watertown to begin this spring

January 26, 2021 -A $5.5 million major expansion that will lead to a one-third increase in production is slated to […]

Cities with the Most Small Business Owners: Watertown, NY #4

October 29, 2020 – Take a look at our deep dive into the U.S. cities with the highest rates of […]