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|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

Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (IAM) construction complete

Local officials were handed the keys to the 30,000 square-foot facility on Monday, July 10 – a moment they’ve been waiting for since the groundbreaking in May 2016.
“It’s not a dream anymore,” said CCC President Ray DiPasquale during the ceremony. “It’s a reality.”

Read Teah Dowling’s article in The Sun

By |July 10th, 2017|Categories: Regional News, Workforce Development|0 Comments

Inside Norsk’s 3-D Printing Facility in Plattsburgh

Norsk Titanium has become a huge source of pride for people in Plattsburgh.
It’s a Norwegian aerospace company that makes airplane parts using high-tech, industrial, 3-D printing machines. The plant opened last year, and recently Norsk delivered its first federally approved parts for Boeing commercial airplanes.

The 3-D printing technology is at the cutting edge in the […]

By |July 5th, 2017|Categories: Regional News, Transportation Cluster|0 Comments

TDC salutes Canada on the occasion of their 150th Anniversary of Confederation.

Delivering the Distinguished Canadian Address, “Shared Border, Shared Values: the U.S.- Canada Relationship in the 21st Century,” earlier this year, Consul General of Canada in New York Phyllis Yaffe said, “In many ways we really are one economy.”

In Clinton Country we feel this connection in very real way.  There are 180 Canadian-based companies in Clinton […]

By |June 26th, 2017|Categories: Other News, Regional News|0 Comments

Greater Plattsburgh pays tribute to Canada 150

The 150th anniversary of Canada marks the sesquicentennial anniversary of Canadian Confederation.

Plattsburgh, NY, one hour south of Montreal, has strong financial and personal ties with our neighbors to the north and are joining in the celebration of this special anniversary both by hosting events here and attending the many events being hosted in Canada.

On Saturday, […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Other News, Regional News|0 Comments

Prevost Awarded Large Greyhound Contract

Greyhound Lines Inc., based in Dallas Texas, has awarded Prevost a contract for up to 360 motorcoaches. The three year deal specifies the delivery of the first 60 coaches in 2017 with the option to purchase the balance over a 3 year period. This is the single largest contract in Prevost history.

“Our team is quite excited […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Local Success Stories, Other News, Regional News, Transportation Cluster|0 Comments

Demers Ambulance named a top EMS product

Demers Ambulance, a North American leader in ambulance manufacturing, has announced the selection of its 2016 Ford Transit Type II Ambulance as a Hot Product from the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) EMS Today Conference & Exposition.

Read Dan Heath’s Press-Republican article

Demers Ambulance’s facility in Plattsburgh is located in TDC’s Air Industrial Park.

North Country STEM joins national network

The local network earned membership “because of a demonstrated commitment to cross-sector collaborations in schools and beyond the classroom,” including after-school and summer programs with local business and industry partners.

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By |May 30th, 2017|Categories: Regional News, Workforce Development|0 Comments