NCA news & updates
August 2022
The NCA Supports Growth at Fort Drum
A Multi-Domain Task Force (MDTF) at Fort Drum would bring an additional 3,000 soldiers to the area.
The NCA Education and Outreach Committee unanimously supported a letter from the NCA of its support for the Army’s investment in Fort Drum associated with the stationing of a Multi-Domain Task Force (MDTF). 

A MDTF has the potential to bring 3,000 new Soldiers to Fort Drum. The Army recently requested comments from the public as it reviewed 13 installations from across the country to house potential MDTF sites. MDTF stationing is an essential step in transforming the Army into a multi-domain force by 2035. MDTF stationing supports the joint force (i.e., all U.S. military services) — plus U.S. allies — in the rapid and continuous integration of all domains of warfare: land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. The Army intends to station MDTFs at Army garrisons and joint bases so the MDTFs can quickly deploy to any theater of operations where they are needed.
Borrower Highlight: The Adirondack Hotel
For more information on the Adirondack Hotel or to book a stay, visit
The North Country Alliance approved financing in 2018 to assist the current owner, Carol Young, with improvements to the Adirondack Hotel, located at 1245 Main Street in Long Lake, NY. The iconic Hotel is located on the southeast shore of Long Lake across from the town beach and was originally built in the 1850s. Carol Young purchased the property in 1990 and has renovated the hotel for over 27 years.

The Adirondack Hotel is the only surviving hotel from that era in Adirondack Park and boasts four stories with the first floor housing two dining rooms, a sitting room, a hotel front desk, a gift shop a tap room, and main kitchens. The upper floors contain 24 guest rooms, a suite and an apartment.
North Country Economic Development Notes
Land Bank Project This Fall in Essex County

With housing so tight in the North Country in general and especially within the Park, land banks offer one way to turn blighted and underutilized properties into affordable housing for residents.

Essex County and the city of Ogdensburg both have land banks, and Essex County is poised to turn two properties.

There is also a move to increase the number of land banks in the area through regional cooperation efforts. Listen to the story at this link, beginning at minute 2. (A four minute listen.)
Hydrogen Fuel Plant in Massena

Air Products has reached an agreement with NYPA to purchase 94 megawatts of low cost hydropower. The project has the potential to create 90 permanent jobs. More information at this link.