The latest happenings in Essex County.

Next Meeting of the Essex County Board of Directors

Jan 2014| Posted by ECIDA

The next IDA Board Meeting will be on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 9 a.m. at the IDA offices located at 7566 Court Street, Elizabethtown, NY


Pre-Tech Precision turns out aerospace parts

Feb 2013 |Posted by ECIDA

Linda Witherbee picks up a finely machined part for a piece of aerospace equipment and reaches for a micrometer caliper. The burnished metal housing has just been turned out on Pre-Tech Precision Machining’s $500,000 Akuma horizontal milling machine. Read more...


North Country wins $90.2 million for economic development

Dec 2012 | Posted by ECIDA
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It was another banner day for the North Country at the state’s Regional Economic Development Council Awards, as the region pulled in $90.2 million for a variety of projects. The North Country plan, labeled a “top performer,” rated the fifth-highest total of the 10 regions that were given funding at Wednesday’s ceremony at Hart Theatre in Albany. In 2011, the initial year of the program, the North Country had the second-highest total with $103.2 million. Read more...


State helps Ticonderoga and Moriah economic development projects

Dec 2013 | Posted by ECIDA
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The fledgling Adirondack Meat Company is getting $300,000 in state funds to build a 7,500-square-foot meat processing plant and retail store in Ticonderoga Commerce Park. The grant will support the agricultural sector by providing access to a local processing facility for livestock; it was one of numerous state grants totaling $90.2 million won for the region through the North Country Regional Economic Development Council and announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this week. Read more...


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It’s been an honor to be in the Moriah Business Park for 15 years, hopefully, we’ll be there 15 or 20 more or even longer.

James Kahler-Pre-Tech Precision, Machining Manager

Without significant help from Essex County IDA, the new Moriah Health Center would not have been built. The Essex County IDA gave the Town a tremendous amount of help in regards to putting the financing package, assistance with the regulatory requirements and site development. The town and community appreciates all that they have done to help make this a reality.

Thomas Scozzafava, The Town of Moriah Supervisor

I could have gone anywhere, and I ended up back here in Essex County, upstate New York. I still think we live in the most beautiful place in the country. “Made in Adirondacks” has intrinsic green benefits. We’ve been welcomed with open arms in all situations.

Jeff Allot, General Composites Inc.

There is room to build businEssex in the Adirondack Park; and by the way, there’s an outstanding quality of life here.

Keith McKeever, Adirondack Park Agency spokesman

Everyone of these agencies, including the Essex County IDA have streamlined their process to assist us, they’ve held us to all the necessary requirements, but have been very responsive. I’ve been very pleased.

Peter Ward, Owner of Adirondack Meat Co.

I think that this is tremendous not just for Willsboro, but for Essex County and the North Country. I would be in town with Libby and we would see the building and think that there has there has got to be some kind of creative reuse and now we have it and it is something that the community can be proud of as well as Eli.

Former NYS Governor George Pataki

The people at the Essex County IDA (Industrial Development Agency) and the (state) Small Business Administration in Plattsburgh were a big help.

Joseph Bodette, Owner of Frenchman’s Restaurant located in Crown Point, NY

This will maximize the use of this raw material. I think it is about as green a project as you can get. This is a perfect example of how you can do business in the Adirondack Park.

Carol Calabrese, Co-Executive Director of Essex County IDA