Situated on the Canadian border in northern New York State, St. Lawrence County offers the ideal setting for the growth and development of your business. We offer exceptional transportation facilities, low commercial power rates and the immediate availability of fully serviced industrial sites and buildings. Additionally, our proximity to major markets in the Northeastern United States and in the Montreal-Toronto corridor of Canada gives you easy access to supplies, company headquarters and customers.
2,685 square miles
Mean Daily Temperature:
January - 18°F
July - 70°F
|Median Household Income||$32,356|
|Per Capita Income||$15,728|
|Median Home Sales Price||$64,962|
Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.
Offers negotiated flexible electric rates for many types of new businesses, negotiable gas transportation rates and fixed rate gas discounts.
Massena Electric Department
Offers negotiated flexible electric and fixed rate electric discounts for many types of new businesses and negotiable firm gas transportation service. The only municipally-owned utility in the County, Massena Electric provides electric service to Massena and portions of surrounding townships.
St. Lawrence Gas Company
Provides natural gas services to the communities of Canton, Gouverneur, Heuvelton, Lisbon, Madrid, Massena, Norfolk, Norwood, Ogdensburg, Potsdam, Raymondville and Waddington. In addition, the St. Lawrence Gas Company has co-generator projects in Gouverneur and New Brennen.
The County’s border location offers advantages for companies serving markets in both the United States and Canada. Canadian companies serving the US market appreciate the ease of access to the branches and subsidiaries they have located in St. Lawrence County.
Five colleges and universities enroll over 10,000 students, including three colleges operated by the State University System. Clarkson University is home to the State’s Center for Advanced Technology in Advanced Materials Processing.
|Clarkson University, Potsdam||4,384|
|St. Lawrence University, Canton||1,983|
|SUNY College of Technology, Canton||2,278|
|SUNY College at Potsdam||4,562|
|SUNY College of Environmental
Science & Forestry, Wanakena
There are New York State certified “Empire Zones” for economic development in Ogdensburg and Potsdam. To foster business development, in some cases Empire Zone benefits are extended beyond historical contiguous boundaries to other locations.
10 Largest Employers
St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES
Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center
St. Lawrence County
United Helpers Organization
St. Lawrence University
St. Lawrence NYSARC