by Jesse Adcock
SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack North Country Association announced that it is releasing economic and investment data on the North Country to the public at its 2018 Annual Meeting on Friday.
ANCA Executive Director Kate Fish, while working on the Regional Economic Development Council for the North Country, was given access to long-term economic data in the process of applying for $500 million grant from the state for the North Country region.
“We could kind of see, ‘Where are the big growth opportunities? If we got this 500 million dollars, then where would we invest it?'” Fish said.
In the end, the North Country didn’t get the grant, but the data still proved valuable. Working with the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship and LOCUS Impact Investing, ANCA endeavored to fine-tune the data to with the aim of “sharing promising investment scenarios for the region.”
Read the full story at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.