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Franklin County IDA/LDC Administers Adirondack Park Community Smart Growth Grant

February 5, 2021

Franklin County IDA/LDC Administers Adirondack Park Community Smart Growth Grant

Franklin County IDA/LDC is a unifying economic development organization that fosters a shop-local, community-first culture. We help entrepreneurs start businesses and help established businesses grow. We take a proactive approach to attract visitors with the hope they’ll become locals.

It is that intersection of developing business, community, and destination that informs and inspires our work every day as Franklin County moves toward a bright and prosperous future.

Administering a $100,000 Adirondack Park Community Smart Growth grant to renovate buildings on Park Street and Main Street in Tupper Lake.

In 2019, FCLDC worked with the Village of Tupper Lake to apply for and receive a $100,000 Adirondack Park Community Smart Growth Grant. Funding will be used to leverage private investment from property owners to renovate facades and commercial spaces in the Park Street and Main Street areas of Tupper Lake.

Application forms will be available beginning in August and awards will be made in the fall. We expect most renovation work will occur in 2021.

The Adirondack Park Community Smart Growth Program supports projects that foster sustainable development, environmental protection and livability for communities that are located within the Adirondack Park.

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What else we have cooking right now:

  • $20,000 New York Main Street Technical Assistance grant project in Downtown Malone to develop design guidelines and complete facade renderings.
  • $500,000 New York Main Street grant program to renovate commercial buildings in Downtown Saranac Lake and Park Street in Tupper Lake — 13 projects in total!
  • $400,000 in investment through loans and incentives to businesses and revitalization projects in downtowns across the county since 2017.
  • $600,000 Energize Downtown Program funded through the Saranac Lake Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) to support building renovations and to provide commercial rent assistance in Downtown Saranac Lake.
  • Creation and development of The Carry, a entrepreneurial business center and co-working space in partnership with the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Point Positive located in Downtown Saranac Lake.
  • Tourism Promotion Agency to improve Franklin County’s quality of life by strengthening the economic impacts of the tourism industry by promoting the communities of Malone, Saranac Lake, and Tupper Lake along with other communities in Franklin County.
  • Member of Main Street America, the nationally recognized program focused exclusively on main street and downtown revitalization.
  • Member of New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA), the organization bringing together New York State tourism industry interests.
  • Member of International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest national and global organization serving economic developers.

We would love to hear from you! Feel free to call or email, we are here to listen and help.

Be well,
The Economic Development Team
Jeremy, Marcy, Russ, Maria, Phil, and Kelly

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