Regional Development

Laurentian Aerospace Corp
Laurentian Aerospace Corp

Laurentian eyes PARC property

By: DAN HEATH

---- — The company has a purchase option on the former flight-simulator building owned by Plattsburgh Airbase Redevelopment Corp.

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Prison-reuse ideas vary

By: DENISE A. RAYMO

CHATEAUGAY — State report says Chateaugay Correctional Facility could house outlet stores, a senior-living center or an entertainment venue.

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Chateaugay prison top topic at forum

By: JOE LoTEMPLIO

PLATTSBURGH — State lawmakers at the annual North Country Chamber breakfast also talked about health care and bringing in another on-time budget.

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Primelink President Greg MacConnell (left) and Kim Murray of Champlain Valley Electrical Supply unveil the North Country Business Confidence Index for 2014 on Wednesday at the North Country Chamber of Commerce in Plattsburgh. The annual survey establishes the Business Confidence Index, combining those who expect their business to increase this year compared to last year and those who feel their business will be steady. (Rob Fountain/Staff Photo)

Business Confidence Index remains strong

North Country Chamber of Commerce issues annual survey

By: DAN HEATH

PLATTSBURGH — Released Wednesday as part of the North Country Chamber of Commerce Annual Issues Survey, it rose from 90 to 92 percent for the upcoming year.

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North Country Regional Economic Development Council Executive Director Rosanne Murphy (from left); Keith Tyo, executive assistant to the president at SUNY Plattsburgh; and Paul Grasso, president of the Development Corp; take part in a recent North Country Regional Economic Development Council public meeting. in the Hermes Conference Room in Ausable Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. (Gabe Dickson/P-R Photo)

Economic development initiatives updated

By: DAN HEATH

PLATTSBURGH — Former Pfizer facility in Chazy might qualify for the tax-free Start-Up NY initiative.

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Business Council of New York State Vice President of Government Affairs Ken Pokalsky (left) speaks at a presentation at the North Country Chamber of Commerce in Plattsburgh as chamber President Garry Douglas looks on. Pokalsky said his organization supports Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposals to reform and lower business taxes. (Dan Heath/Staff Photo)

Business Council touts Cuomo's tax reforms

By: DAN HEATH

PLATTSBURGH — The overall package is expected to result in job creation, increased personal income and private sector investment, Vice President of Government Affairs Ken Pokalsky told the North Country Chamber of Commerce.

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Port Henry's downtown business district is slated for improvements this spring using a state Community Development grant. This is the intersection of Main and Broad streets. (Lohr McKinstry/Staff Photo)

Port Henry to revitalize downtown with $131K grant

By: LOHR McKINSTRY

PORT HENRY — A state grant will also be used to spruce up the village's Main Street park.

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