News Archives - St. Lawrence County IDA Skip to main content

American Rescue Plan Act Fund Information HERE

Attend a Virtual Information Session to Learn More!

  • Thursday, August 11th from 7:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, August 17th from 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Email: katy.pinkerton@dfa.state.ny.us to receive a ZOOM meeting link.

Ready to Grow your Business?

Top Talent, Global Access, Green Energy, Unparalleled R&D Capabilities. Find your competitive edge in St. Lawrence County.


    Join us for an in-person, outdoor networking opportunity! The St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce and the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency are hosting the next “Nature & Networking” event at the Gouverneur Community Center at 4:30pm on Thursday, July 22nd!

    At 4:30, attendees who wish to, may join a small group ‘walk & talk.’ Others are welcome to stay behind at the Community Center. The Networking Program will then begin at 5:00, focusing on employee retention and provide an opportunity for businesses to share thoughts in an open discussion.

    Door prizes, Appetizers, and a Cash Bar will be provided!

    A $5 Fee (cash or check) is requested at the door.

    To Register: CLICK HERE

    Questions? Contact STLC Chamber Executive Director Ben Dixon at Ben@slcchamber.org or call (315) 386-4000.

    Ready to Grow your Business?

    Top Talent, Global Access, Green Energy, Unparalleled R&D Capabilities. Find your competitive edge in St. Lawrence County.


      St. Lawrence County’s broadband survey project is well underway and we’ve heard from over 1,500 residents and businesses in the county about their high-speed internet access and affordability, but the goal is to hear from as many residents as possible. The more data we gather, the more successful we will be at attracting the funding, providers and infrastructure that we need to improve broadband access in our county. This is a joint project between St. Lawrence County and the Development Authority of the North Country. Please take a moment to participate in a brief, confidential survey that will ask you questions about your access to broadband, whether from a business or your home:  http://www.stlawrencecountybroadband.com.

      Your answers will help us document exactly which areas of the county are unserved or underserved by high-speed internet access. Those who do not have computer access can call the County Planning Office at 315-379-2292 for assistance. The survey website will be open through April 30.

      Ready to Grow your Business?

      Top Talent, Global Access, Green Energy, Unparalleled R&D Capabilities. Find your competitive edge in St. Lawrence County.


        THURSDAY, MARCH 25TH FROM 8AM – 4PM AT THE ST. LAWRENCE CENTRE MALL IN MASSENA (Old TJ Maxx Store)

        CLICK HERE for registration & eligibility

        COVID-19 VACCINATIONS (MODERNA) FOR ALL ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS:

        • Priority 1b Essential Workers – Expanded eligibility now includes public-facing government and public employees, not-for-profit workers who provide public-facing services to New Yorkers in need, and essential in-person public-facing building service workers, as of March 17*
        • Individuals with Underlying Health Conditions
        • Age 50+ – Expanded eligibility now includes 50-59 years of age

        Ready to Grow your Business?

        Top Talent, Global Access, Green Energy, Unparalleled R&D Capabilities. Find your competitive edge in St. Lawrence County.


          Please CLICK HERE for a link to the NYS Small Business Administration website for further information regarding the  PPP loans offered to businesses with fewer than 20 employees and sole proprietors.  

          Ready to Grow your Business?

          Top Talent, Global Access, Green Energy, Unparalleled R&D Capabilities. Find your competitive edge in St. Lawrence County.


            The St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency is scheduled to meet on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 9:00 AM at the Ernest J. LaBaff Industrial Building, 19 Commerce Lane, Canton.  Meetings of the St. Lawrence County IDA- Local Development Corporation, St. Lawrence County IDA – Civic Development Corporation and St. Lawrence County Property Development Corporation will immediately follow.

            Click here to get the link to the livestream.

            The meetings are open to the public.

            Ready to Grow your Business?

            Top Talent, Global Access, Green Energy, Unparalleled R&D Capabilities. Find your competitive edge in St. Lawrence County.


              St. Lawrence County named among top 10 most affordable places to live in NY
              Tuesday, August 4, 2020 – 9:00 am

              An online financial advisor company recently named St. Lawrence County at number nine on its list of top 10 most affordable costs of living in New York state.

              Smart Asset says they used the US Census Bureau 2018 American Community Survey, MIT Living Wage Study and the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2018 Consumer Expenditure Survey to calculate their rankings.

              They say there is a $34,731 cost of living and a $48,330 median income. They rate the county as having an 82.86 “cost of living index.

              They say they “calculated two different cost of living metrics for a household with one adult and no dependents.”

              “One reflected the baseline cost of living in each location and the other was based on expenditures typical to someone making the county’s median income. We combined these two numbers using a weighted average based on how close each county’s median income was to the minimum livable income in that area. We then subtracted income taxes paid in that area,” Smart Asset said on their website. “Finally, we calculated purchasing power by determining the weighted cost of living as a percentage of median income. The top locations were those with the highest median income relative to the cost of living.”

              Read the article here:

              https://www.northcountrynow.com/news/st-lawrence-county-named-among-top-10-most-affordable-places-live-ny-0284538

              Ready to Grow your Business?

              Top Talent, Global Access, Green Energy, Unparalleled R&D Capabilities. Find your competitive edge in St. Lawrence County.


                The St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency, (“SLCIDA”) is seeking proposals for Crack Filling, Asphalt Sealcoat and Line Striping at its facility located at 19 Commerce Lane within the Canton Industrial Park, Canton, New York 13617.

                This Request for Proposal will cover a single occurrence to be during August or September 2020.  This pertains to all Blacktop on our property which is approximately 48,000SF.

                WRITTEN REQUESTS ARE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO OBTAIN PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS. Please EMAIL YOUR REQUEST TO RWilliams@slcida.com.

                Contractors are required to arrange a site visit to familiarize themselves with the site. Separate, sealed bids will be accepted by the Facilities Manager, until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, August 18, 2020.  No bids will be accepted after this deadline.  Each bid envelope must be clearly marked in the lower left-hand corner or email Subject Line RFP: 20-CIP-SealCoat-01″. The St. Lawrence County IDA reserves the right to reject any and all bids and waive informalities if, in its opinion, such action is in the best interest of the Agency. A.A/E.E.O., M, F,V, H EMPLOYER. For further information contact, Richard Williams at (315) 322-1928 or RWilliams@slcida.com

                Ready to Grow your Business?

                Top Talent, Global Access, Green Energy, Unparalleled R&D Capabilities. Find your competitive edge in St. Lawrence County.


                  Visit the Small Business Administration for details on Federal Stimulus Packages and Resources

                  Ready to Grow your Business?

                  Top Talent, Global Access, Green Energy, Unparalleled R&D Capabilities. Find your competitive edge in St. Lawrence County.


                    The St. Lawrence River Valley Redevelopment Agency is scheduled to meet on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM via teleconference. The meeting will be accessible via live streem. The link and recording will be located under the SLCIDA tab by selecting Meeting Live Streams and Recordings from the dropdown list.

                    Ready to Grow your Business?

                    Top Talent, Global Access, Green Energy, Unparalleled R&D Capabilities. Find your competitive edge in St. Lawrence County.


                      Get in touch

                      We want to hear from you