Business Assistance




Incentives and Financing

The Essex County IDA has a variety of financing opportunities available. The ECIDA is also able to partner with New York State and other Regional development organizations. For detailed information on the following, follow the links on the right side of this page.

  •           Essex County IDA Loan Program
  •           Tax-Exempt Industrial Bonds (IRB's)
  •           Straight Lease Transactions
  •           PILOT (Payment in lieu of Taxes)
  •           Property Tax Abatement


The Regional Approach

 The Regional Economic Development Council initiative (REDC) is a key component of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's transformative approach to State investment and economic development. In 2011, Governor Cuomo established 10 Regional Councils to develop long-term strategic plans for economic growth for their regions. The Councils are public-private partnerships made up of local experts and stakeholders from business, academia, local government, and non-governmental organizations.



Partners & Resources

         North Country Small Business Development Center

             Empire State Development

             New York State Department of Labor

             One Work Source

             North Country Alliance

             Lake Champlain Lake George Regional Planning Board


Area Chambers                                                                                

          Adirondack Regional Tourism

          Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce

          Essex County Business Council

          Moriah Chamber of Commerce

          North Country Chamber of Commerce

          Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce

          Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce

          Westport Chamber of Commerce

          Whiteface Mountain Regional Visitor's Bureau


Essex County Government

          Essex County Government Center