Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency

Welcome to Jefferson County, the Heart of Drum Country!

Over 120,262 work and live in the county, the home of the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum. Jefferson County’s assets:

  • Fastest growing County in New York State with a 3.5% increase in population since 2010.
  • Daily direct flights from the Watertown International Airport to Chicago.
  • Interstate I81 with direct access to Canada’s 401 via the 1000 Islands Bridge.
  • 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.


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