Lewis Planning Board approves expanded Kraft Heinz plans

Expansion plans at the Kraft Heinz plant here continue to expand.

The Lewis County Planning Board on Tuesday voted 4-0 to approve an amended site plan that now includes 103,353 square feet of additions to the Utica Boulevard cream cheese manufacturing plant; that’s up from 75,848 square feet in a previously approved plan. [Read more…]

May 2016 Cover Story: Economic Development

Securing a stronger future for the north country

COR Development’s Mercy Health Center Redevelopment project is set to begin its first phase of construction this summer on 30,000 square feet of commercial space and 108 apartments. Overall, the project will house 168 units and a community center on the grounds of the former Mercy Hospital in Watertown. Photo by Stephen Swofford, NNY Business.

COR Development’s Mercy Health Center Redevelopment project is set to begin its first phase of construction this summer on 30,000 square feet of commercial space and 108 apartments. Overall, the project will house 168 units and a community center on the grounds of the former Mercy Hospital in Watertown. Photo by Stephen Swofford, NNY Business.

Despite workforce challenges, regional economic development continues to power positive growth across Northern New York

By Karee Magee, NNY Business

A rural and historically challenged region where economic development was often stagnant, the Great Recession dealt a significant blow to New York’s north country as its counties saw a spike in unemployment and manufacturing jobs disappear, including about 600 from Jefferson County alone. [Read more…]

Lewis County Planning Board approves revised Kraft Heinz expansion

LOWVILLE — The Lewis County Planning Board on Thursday once again gave its seal of approval to a Kraft Heinz expansion plan, this time for a large addition consisting of only one story instead of two. [Read more…]