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 have boosted the north country’s economy by $3416.9 million in 2019. Read More

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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 into the north country economy despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the post’s annual report released for 2020. Read More

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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 as resident responses rank the installation 5th out of 43 in the RCI Family Housing category. Read More

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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 begin this spring at the Roth Industries Inc. facility in the city’s industrial park on South Bellew Avenue.   Read More ⇒


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 small business ownership per capita. Read More ⇒Drum Country Water Fountain and Flowers

Report: Fort Drum Generated Nearly $1.7 Billion Into Local Economy in 2019

September 9, 2020 – Fort Drum infused nearly $1.7 billion into the local economy in 2019, according to the annual economic impact report from Advocate Drum. Read More ⇒

Local Developer Plans Distribution Center, Other Buildings

June 3, 2020 – Watertown-Local developer Michael E. Lundy kept town planners busy on Monday, getting site plan approvals for a distribution center in the Jefferson County Corporate Park, constructing another building in his agri-park on Route 3 and two other projects. Read More ⇒