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Welcome to the Adirondack Park: 103 Communities Open for Business
Over 3,600 businesses call the Adirondack Park home. With businesses ranging in size from large manufacturers and resource extraction operations to local retailers and restaurants, the Park’s 103 communities are open for business.
View a profile of the Park’s Economy: ADIRONDACK PARK ECONOMIC PROFILE (From Local Government Day)
“It is policy of the Adirondack Park Agency to support economic development activities that allow the balanced objectives of 801 of the APA Act to be met. The Agency will support the creation and retention of jobs within the region in ways that are consistent with its statutory responsibilities with the understanding that economic improvement and stability are vital parts of a collective effort to protect and enhance quality-of-life within the Park.” -Adirondack Park Agency Economic Development Policy
Economic Services Unit
The Agency’s Economic Services Unit provides technical services for existing and prospective businesses as well as important business planning information related to the requirements of the Adirondack Park Agency Act. The Unit also works as a resource for State and local economic developers regarding the Agency’s planning and regulatory program responsibilities. Economic services are closely coordinated with all other program activities of the Agency.
The Economic Services Unit is staffed by the Agency’s Special Assistant for Economic Affairs who provides expertise in real estate market and financial feasibility analysis, economic and fiscal impact analysis, economic development planning, and organizational development to permit review and local government services. The Special Assistant also serves as liaison to State and local economic development organizations and the region’s business community. To contact the Economic Services Unit, contact Dan Kelleher, Special Assistant for Economic Affairs via email or by phone at 518-891-4050.
Adirondack Park Agency Highlights Successful Entrepreneurial Efforts
The Adirondack Park Agency has undertaken a public awareness initiative to inform the general public about successful entrepreneurs that are building businesses, expanding economic opportunities and strengthening communities inside the Adirondack Park.
APA Executive Director Terry Martino said, "The economy of the Adirondack Park reflects the many challenges that face rural areas of New York State and our Nation. We are fortunate that tourism is a strong sector of the Park’s business community but we must work to diversify the regional economy. This year the Agency was privileged to learn first hand from some of the Park’s most talented and dedicated citizens on how they have succeeded in implementing critical infrastructure and building successful businesses inside the Park. Their efforts should be applauded and emulated."
The following links lead to video presentations from the Agency's Economic Affairs Committee meetings. Please be patient while video loads. Videos will be positioned at beginning of presentation during Agency meeting.
Development Authority of the North Country-Park Broadband Expansion (click Agenda Item 36 in video viewer)
Lake Placid Pub and Brewery-Running a Small Business in the Park (click Agenda Item 39 in video viewer)
Keene, New York Town-Wide Broadband Internet Project
The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort – Green Hotel Management
Essex Farm - Sustainable Agriculture & Community Markets
For a summary of the presentations, please see the Agency's press release
Developing a Business in the Adirondack Park -
Commonly Asked Questions
Business Parks Permitted by the Adirondack Park Agency
Economic Affairs Committe
See the Agency Monthly Meeting schedule for Economic Affairs Committee meeting upcoming agenda items and past meeting minutes.
Newton Falls Paper Mill, Town of Clifton
Provide Vision Local Government Day 2013 Presentation (pdf 18.4Mb)
State and Regional Tourism:
I Love NY
Adirondack North Country Association
Adirondack Regional Tourism Council
Hamilton County Tourism
Lake Placid/Essex County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Regional and Local Economic Developers:
the NEW New York State
Empire State Development (NYS Department of Economic Development)
Adirondack Economic Development Corporation
Adirondack North Country Association
Essex County Industrial Development Agency
Hamilton County Economic Development
The Development Corporation of Clinton County
Franklin County Industrial Development Agency
Warren County Economic Development Corporation
Chambers of Commerce in the Adirondack Park:
Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce
Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce