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Governor Cuomo announces the opening of the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing in Plattsburgh

New 30,000 Square Foot Facility Designed to Offer State-of-the-Art Training and Support Advanced Manufacturing in the North Country

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that that the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing at Clinton Community College is now officially open for business. The 30,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility is designed and equipped to provide the best hands-on […]

By |October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Regional News, Workforce Development|0 Comments

Robust transportation equipment cluster is growing in New York State

New York State keeps America moving as the largest producer of equipment for the transit industry. All across the state, manufacturers of parts and supplies for the auto, rail, maritime and aerospace industries have found a growth-fostering business climate. New York is also a hub of innovation for unmanned aerial system development and drone testing. With […]

By |September 14th, 2017|Categories: Local Success Stories, Regional News|0 Comments

SUNY Plattsburgh garners top national rankings

SUNY Plattsburgh continued with strong showing in national rankings published in 2017, with appearances on lists covering qualities from value to academic success, among others.

This fall, SUNY Plattsburgh was once again named one of “America’s Best Colleges — Regional Universities North” by U.S. News & World Report, moving up a notch to the No. 71 […]

By |September 14th, 2017|Categories: Awards & Accolades, Regional News, Workforce Development|0 Comments

New York named one of the top 10 states for aerospace manufacturing

2017 Analysis of Favorable States for Aerospace Manufacturing
The long-term forecast for the aerospace and defense industry looks bright, with the industry having reported a notable increase in both revenues and profits for 2016. Air passenger travel is exceeding expectations and there is demand for increases in aircraft, engine and parts manufacturing. As aerospace companies continue […]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Awards & Accolades, Regional News, Transportation Cluster|0 Comments

Business opportunities as vast as the North Country landscape

Here, at the door to the U.S. market, cross-border commerce and growth opportunities are wide open
Join a growing number of successful companies that have discovered how doing business in the North Country opens the door to the North American market. The North Country Region is a prime gateway to Canada, uniquely suited to companies seeking […]

By |August 21st, 2017|Categories: Local Success Stories, Regional News, Transportation Cluster|0 Comments

Plattsburgh Aeronautical Institute grads fly high

August 19, 2017

Plattsburgh Aeronautical Institute can provide the skills, training and certification that local businesses value.

That was one of the messages as CV-TEC hosted an open house at its satellite campus, which is home to the Federal Aviation Administration-certified Part 147 Airframe and Powerplant school.

WELCOME QUALITIES
 CV-TEC Satellite Campus Principal James McCartney said they wanted to […]

By |August 21st, 2017|Categories: Local Success Stories, Other News, Regional News, Transportation Cluster|0 Comments

4 Million Millennials in NYS workforce

New faces are bringing a breath of fresh air to Upstate NY
A transformation is occurring in New York State. With more than 4 million millennials in the state’s workforce, new faces and perspectives are bringing a breath of fresh air to places like Buffalo, Plattsburgh, Syracuse and a variety of other cities and towns along […]

By |August 18th, 2017|Categories: Regional News, Transportation Cluster, Workforce Development|0 Comments

Director named for local transportation cluster

 

Danielle Johnson has been named first director of the North American Center of Excellence for Transportation Equipment.

The center was formed in 2015 to support the growing cluster of transportation equipment and aerospace companies across the seven-county North Country region. It presently includes more than 30 companies with more than 8,100 employees.

Johnson will lead efforts to […]

By |August 16th, 2017|Categories: Regional News, Transportation Cluster|0 Comments

NY Assembly Speaker Tours North Country Transportation Manufacturers

New York state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie was in the North Country today, touring transportation manufacturing plants that supply subway and bus cars to New York City.

The Assembly Speaker first stopped in Ticonderoga for a brief foray into imagined future transportation as he toured an original Star Trek set. The Trekkie then traveled to Plattsburgh, […]

By |August 4th, 2017|Categories: Other News, Regional News, Transportation Cluster|0 Comments

Rural Business Development grant supports local transportation cluster

The North Country Chamber of Commerce has received a $74,000 grant to continue development of the North American Center of Excellence for Transportation Equipment (NAmTrans). The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Business Development grant will enhance the center’s efforts as a cluster organization supporting the North Country’s 34 Transportation Equipment and Aerospace companies.

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By |July 29th, 2017|Categories: Awards & Accolades, Other News, Regional News, Transportation Cluster|0 Comments