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Find everything you need to power the growth of your business in St. Lawrence County, with access to international transportation routes, an abundance of natural resources, customized workforce training, and R&D partnerships with world-renowned local universities.


Project Activity in the Past 10 Years$300M

Approx Power Rate 4.79¢/kWh

From large multi-national corporations to midsize companies and start-ups, a diverse portfolio of manufacturing firms call St. Lawrence County home because of our high quality, low-cost assets like renewable energy, state of the art facilities, engineering talent, and university R&D partnerships.

TWO Countries from ONE Factory

The County’s close proximity to Canada allows manufacturers to produce in local factories and easily supply to both the US and Canadian customer base.

Ogdensburg’s Port is the ONLY NY state port on the St. Lawrence Seaway which includes direct access to Ontario, Quebec, and Michigan’s transportation equipment supply chain.

Transport raw materials and finished goods by truck, train, and ship through and beyond St. Lawrence County.

Interstate connections

2Canadian Border Crossings

The Port of Ogdensburg

Small Town, Big Advantages

Lower operating costs are possible in an inspiring rural setting located conveniently in the center of 100-million people.

An Abundance of Raw Materials

Access natural resources including the wood fiber resources of the Adirondacks.

Greener, Cleaner Power

Low‐cost electricity sold from the Moses‐Saunders Power Dam by the New York Power Authority at approximately 1.91¢/kWh less than the US average.

Local Labor Force with Manufacturing Expertise

St. Lawrence County specializes in metal trades that require employees who can solve mechanical problems and operate fabrication equipment.

The County’s student graduates excel in engineering programs, significantly outperforming peers.

Access Top Academic Manufacturing Development R&D

Manufacturing innovation continues driven by partnerships with local industries including Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing, Reh Center for Entrepreneurship, and Shipley Center for Innovation.

A nationally-recognized research university, Clarkson’s faculty and students focus on rapidly solving real-world problems for a better future in the areas of healthy world solutions, data & complex systems analytics, advanced materials development, and next-gen healthcare technologies.

Clarkson University is home to Research & Innovation centers that include the world-renowned Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP). CAMP works with companies to use state-of-art materials and processes to improve products, solve manufacturing challenges, increase yield, lower costs, and establish new or novel products.

Manufacturing Industries That Thrive Here

Aluminum Products
Transportation Equipment
Primary Metal Products
Fabricated Metal Products
Paper Manufacturing
Wood Products

I think sometimes when people realize some of the things that are made here or that are done here or processed here, it’s really pretty impressive. In many ways we punch above our weight in terms of what goes on in St. Lawrence County.

Patrick Kelly, SLC IDA

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


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