Economic Opportunities

Economic Opportunities

Because of our strategic location next to Montreal - serving as Montreal's U.S. suburb and the gateway to the Quebec-New York Corridor- the Plattsburgh area has enjoyed strong economic growth and unprecedented prosperity in the last decade, with the best still to come!

Plattsburgh has been ranked among the top small communities in America for economic development success year after year, per Site Selection magazine.  And FDI Magazine, a publication of the Financial Times, has recognized Plattsburgh as one of the top ten small cities of the future in all of North America.

We have routinely led the state in the growth of manufacturing, and have achieved a 92% BUSINESS CONFIDENCE INDEX - reflecting a strongly positive outlook for the future.

Plattsburgh Air Force Base, a 5000 acre gem closed in 1995, is now a private sector redevelopment success story, hosting dozens of companies and Plattsburgh employers (including names like Pratt & Whitney, Bombardier and Westinghouse) and providing more civilian employment than when the Air Force was here.

The economic impact of Montreal and Canada on our community continues to grow strongly, now totaling OVER $1.5 BILLION annually on a county of 80,000 people.

In short, you and your family will be joining a community with solid economic presence and an even more prosperous future ahead!

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