Strategic Advantages
$1.9 Billion in commerce goes over the Thousand Islands International Bridge every week!

Jefferson County is one of the fastest growing areas of New York State. Home to Fort Drum, the region’s largest employer. Jefferson County also boasts an educated, ready workforce with higher-than-average education levels. We’re also home to a higher-than-average number of young adults—a low cost, educated workforce. Fort Drum is woven into the fabric of the Drum Country region. The installation provides employment for more than 4,000 area residents and generates $1.5 billion in annual economic impact. Soldiers, spouses and their children stationed at Fort Drum, the majority of whom live in the communities surrounding Fort Drum, are a driving force to continued economic growth and development in the region.
Combine our strong workforce and the economic engine of Fort Drum with our communities, competitive cost of living, and host of manufacturing and support industries, and you’ll see why Jefferson County is your choice for business expansion or relocation.
  •     Growing and experienced workforce
  •     Direct Access to Interstate 81 with easy North - South and East - West travel
  •     Shovel ready sites and buildings
  •     Low-cost power
  •     Abundant water
  •     Financial assistance and tax incentives
  •     Foreign Trade Zone program
  •     Unique opportunities for agriculture-related manufacturing