A local group formed last year to discuss ideas on how to revitalize the local economy has its eye on the possible purchase of St. Lawrence Centre mall. [Read more…]
Forging a partnership to help our needy
In the 1960s a colleague once made this observation about then-Congressman Gerald Ford: If Ford were sitting on a park bench eating his lunch and saw a hungry kid sitting next to him, he would hand over his sandwich without giving the matter a second thought. Ford, the colleague contended, would then return to the halls of Congress and — without a second thought — vote against funding for the national public school lunch program. [Read more…]
CITEC Business Solutions names executive director
Reg Carter, who joined CITEC Business Solutions in 2013 as a business advisor, has been named the organization’s new executive director.
CITEC is a not-for-profit business consulting organization that helps small and medium-sized enterprises in Northern New York to thrive.
Since joining the organization, Mr. Carter has led the delivery of executive services, including working with the leaders of the north country in the areas of strategic planning, business assessments, succession planning and executive coaching with companies. [Read more…]
Jefferson home sales slide in ’15
Real estate posts stronger year in Lewis, St. Lawrence cos.
By Ted Booker, NNY Business
Homes sold in Jefferson County in 2015 were dampened by a buyer’s market, while sales in Lewis and St. Lawrence counties were up from 2014. [Read more…]
Slow and steady
growth wins the race
Despite a few challenges, experts say the region is on pace for a positive year in 2016. Six sectors of the north country’s economy are ripe with opportunities for growth.
By Karee Magee, NNY Business
A grim fate cast a pall over the north country in early 2015, as federal budget sequestration threatened to cut up to 16,000 personnel from Fort Drum in an effort by the army to trim its active duty force from 490,000 to 450,000 by fiscal year 2017. [Read more…]
The season is now to make a plan
Making a list, checking it twice, gonna find out …
Welcome to the holiday season: family gatherings, big meals, shopping, parades, bowl games, shopping, presents, pageants, concerts and Tom & Jerry’s — did I mention shopping? — and so much more to add to the anxiety of life. [Read more…]
Buyer’s market or seller’s market?
Over the past decade, the housing market across the country has been on a roller coaster ride with highs in 2005 to 2007 and lows in 2008 to 2010 with a wave of foreclosures before starting the present recovery. However, real estate is local and not all areas were affected by the downturn. Thankfully, the north country overall was one of those areas. Our area stayed fairly steady in terms of sales and prices saw a slight to modest increase. [Read more…]