Plattsburgh is recognized as one of the top micropolitan cities for economic development potential2019-11-08T21:20:08+00:00

Here’s why:

EASY ACCESS TO CANADA

  • 60 miles from Montreal, Canada
  • Access Toronto, Canada’s largest city, in less than 5 hours by car

A UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE IN PLATTSBURGH

RAIL, HIGHWAY AND PORT ACCESS

  • Quick access to Interstate 87
    • Directly connecting Greater Plattsburgh to Montreal, New York City, and Boston
  • Easy access to the primary interstate connecting the east and west coasts of the U.S. (Interstate 90)
  • Within 1 day’s drive of 50% of the U.S. population
  • Located on the main rail line for Canadian Pacific
    • ¬†Connects New York City to Montreal
  • Three large, deep water ports
    • Quick access to some of the largest metropolitan areas in North America

WORKFORCE AVAILABILITY AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Quality workforce
  • Specialized workforce development infrastructure

ESTABLISHED INDUSTRIAL PRESENCE

  • Home to globally recognizable companies – Fujitsu, Bombardier, Nova Bus (Volvo) and Swarovski

STRONG BUSINESS INCENTIVES

  • START-UP NY tax-free zones and other tax incentives
  • Access to some the lowest utility rates in the U.S.
  • Access to foreign trade zones
  • Financing opportunities

Source: fDi’s American Cities of the Future 2017/18