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Economic Developent Agency
Helping Canadians do business in the USA

Welcome to Jefferson County, the Heart of Drum Country and your bridge to the US marketplace!

Jefferson County is located in the in North Central New York State. The County borders Lake Ontario on the west and the St. Lawrence River and Canada to the north. Running up the middle of Jefferson County is Interstate 81 connecting directly to Canada’s Highway 401 in the Province of Ontario via the Thousand Islands International Bridge System. LEARN MORE

Helping Canadians

The Jefferson County Economic Development is committed to your project's success. Staff can assist in:
  • Accessing other sources of financial assistance
  • Accessing low-cost power
  • Coordinating meetings with the pertinent regulatory agencies
  • Identifying suitable sites and buildings
  • Contacting government officials
  • Making business-to-business connections with US companies
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A PILOT, or “Payment in Lieu of Tax” is an important financial incentive available to companies investing in facilities in Jefferson County, that can significantly reduce and stabilize ... Learn More
Jefferson County Economic Development takes title to the property for a period of construction and passes tax exempt status to the project so  expanding or new facilities may avoid sales tax o... Learn More

Jefferson County Economic Development passes its tax exempt status to any business with facility expansion construction projects. The exemption is .75% Learn More
Jefferson County Economic Development staff can help your company in pursuing four fully refundable tax credits through New York State’s Excelsior Jobs Program. Eligible businesses claim thes... Learn More