Where NY Meets Montréal
Où New York rencontre Montréal
Where NY Meets Montréal
Ou New York rencontre Montréal
A place that straddles the U.S.-Canadian border, with the advantages and assets of both.
A place known as “Montreal’s U.S. Suburb,” reflecting its unique bi-national integration.
A place of global manufacturing and logistics at the heart of the Quebec-New York Corridor: North America’s most exciting new bi-national economic region.
A place hosting one of the world’s fastest growing Transportation Equipment & Aerospace clusters.
A place that includes the 6 million acre Adirondack Park and has welcomed the world for the Winter Olympics TWICE.
A place with an amazing workforce oriented to 21st century manufacturing with an amazing support system of colleges and training programs.
A place with highways, rail, easy port access and a massive airport with customs.
A place branded by fDi as among the “Top 10 Micropolitan Cities of the Future,” in all of North America.
A place that continued global manufacturing and commerce while remaining one of the safest regions in North America throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Major Advantages

0%

0%  State Income Tax Rate for manufacturers in New York State. For all other business types the tax rate is 6.5%. Compare that with Pennsylvania 9.99% and Vermont 8.5% for companies with profit of $25,000 or more.

100%

100% Broadband coverage in Plattsburgh. With multiple service providers to choose from and download/upload speeds that rank higher than the national average!

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$175 Million

After a $175 million investment, the Champlain/Lacolle border crossing, with multiple agencies on-site, is the most modern and efficient U.S./Canadian commercial gateway.

60 Miles

Plattsburgh is part of the Greater Montreal area, located just south of the U.S./Canada border - only 60 miles from downtown Montreal to be exact!

80.5

Plattsburgh is more affordable than most northeastern U.S. cities, with a cost of living index of 80.5 compared to other nearby cities and the national average of 100. (Source: bestplaces.net)

United States

100

Plattsburgh, NY

80.5

Burlington, VT

111.5

Albany, NY

94.6

Manchester, NH

104.1

New York, NY

187.2

Fast Facts

  • Ranked as a top 10 Micro American City of the Future  (FDi)
  • Ranked #1 for Human Capital & Lifestyle and Foreign Direct Investment Strategy (FDi)
  • Electricity rates 60% lower than the national average (Electricty Local)
  • #26 for Economic Strength among 551 U.S. micropolitan areas (Policom)
  • Home to the U.S. Chamber 5 Star Accredited North Country Chamber of Commerce (Chamber)
  • Home to an optimistic & confident business community - 96% Business Confidex Index
    (WAMC Public Radio)
  • Home to a growing cluster of innovative, industry-leading transportation equipment & aerospace manufacturers (TDC)
  • Among Top Ten New York State towns for millennial living (Press Republican)

Key Industries

  • Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
  • Aerospace Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology
  • General Manufacturing
  • Food Processing
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Montreal’s U.S. Suburb

Plattsburgh, affectionately known as “Montreal’s U.S. suburb,” is unique in North America as our region spends much of its time not promoting exports to Canada, but instead assisting Quebec businesses in building their presence in the U.S., and supporting Canadian companies in securing U.S. customers and contracts. Learn how we can help.

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NAmTrans

The North American Center of Excellence for Transportation Equipment (NAmTrans) is a strategic subsidiary of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, dedicated to serving the large and diverse cluster of over fifty Transportation Equipment and Aerospace manufacturers in the seven county North Country Region of New York State.

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Education

The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh is a public liberal arts college in Plattsburgh, New York. The college is part of the State University of New York system and offers a variety of four-year degrees in business, healthcare, hospitality, and other fields.

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Clinton Community College (CCC) is home to the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (IAM), a 30,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, designed and equipped to serve as a regional hub for manufacturing education. The IAM offers a variety of degree, certificate, and micro-credential training programs for undergraduates and also offers customized training programs for local employers.

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Clarkson is a private, national engineering and research university. They are a leader in technological education and sustainable economic development. Clarkson’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) works with companies who are interested in adopting new materials and processes to improve their products, solve manufacturing challenges, increase yield, lower costs, and/or establish new or novel products.

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Paul Smith's College is a small, private four-year college located in the Adirondacks. They offer a variety of hands-on degree programs in fields such as natural sciences, sustainability, conservation, forestry, hospitality, and more.

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