Our region receives high marks in key ares of economic development potential including being ranked #1 for Human Capital for regions of our size in all of North and South America. The labor pool for all types of workers in Greater Plattsburgh is rich and many local companies have chosen to expand here because of the strong work ethic and diverse skill sets.
- The region has a labor pool of 117,000 with 34,000 workers concentrated in Clinton County, NY.
- Two colleges and a technical institution in Clinton County provide a strong workforce pipeline.
Clinton Community College, Champlain Valley Educational Services (which provides direct technical training on many levels) and the State University of New York at Plattsburgh all continue to provide a flexible and growing labor pool.
Advancing Advanced Manufacturing
The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing showcases our region’s continuing commitment to build and maintain a solid workforce with the resources to also provide customized training programs for companies expanding to the region. The two-story, 30,000 square foot state-of-the-art training facility is scheduled to be completed in August 2017.
In fact, Clinton Community College offers a unique electrical technology training program:
A summary of labor statistics from the New York State Department of Labor for the North Country Region (Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties).
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Significant Industries in the North Country Region
One WorkSource is the one-stop employment center of the local Workforce Investment Board which serves the North Country region’s employment and training needs. The center fills the demand for both employer’s worker needs and matches employees to job skills training and employment listings. This resource is located in Plattsburgh and offers a variety of employment and workforce services.
Learn more about One WorkSource.