Assisting Canadian Companies

The JCIDA is committed to your project’s success. Staff can assist in:

  1. Accessing other sources of financial assistance
  2. Accessing low-cost power
  3. Coordinating meetings with the pertinent regulatory agencies
  4. Identifying suitable sites and buildings
  5. Contacting government officials
  6. Making business-to-business connections with US companies

Strategic Location

  • Fastest growing County in New York State with a 3.5% increase in population since 2010, now totaling over 120,200.
  • Home of the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum.
  • Daily direct flights between Watertown International Airport and Chicago.
  • Direct access to the USA’s Interstate system via the 1000 Islands Bridge, I-81, and the NYS Thruway.

Quality of Life

  • A cost of living that is lower than the rest of the state and the national average.
  • A low crime rate compared to the rest of the state.
  • A higher than average percentage of high school and two-year college graduates leading to an educated, competent workforce.
  • Abundant opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation.