Additional Community Assets
businesses look where to locate next, what the surrounding community has
to offer is strongly considered. Of course infrastructure concerns need
to be addressed
(transportation, water and sewer, telecommunications) but so does the
general community and educational opportunities offered in that area. Massena, NY has a lot to offer in terms of a strong
Massena is the industrial and commerce center of New
York State’s North Country region (a region that covers the six northern
most counties in the Empire State). Roughly 14,000 people reside in
Massena. Massena is located on the St. Lawrence River in the county of
St. Lawrence (the largest county in New York State) and strategically
positioned on the Canadian border. The community enjoys a warm
relationship with Cornwall, Ontario. In addition, Massena is a central
location between New York cities of Plattsburgh to the east and Watertown
to the west.
In less then a
day’s drive, you will find 45% of the US population and 70% of the
Canadian population. Within 750-mile radius, you’ll find 37% of
America’s manufacturing plants and 75% of Canada’s; 35% of American
payroll and 83% of Canada’s.
The Massena community also offers a wide diversity of lifestyles,
recreational pursuits, outstanding educational opportunities at all
levels, and a state of the art Hospital and Emergency Care Center (Massena
Memorial Hospital). With an annual payroll in Massena well over
$150 million, residents enjoy a high quality of life enhanced by
reasonable property values, a low crime rate, and extremely low-cost,
reliable power from Massena Electric.
Education in the area includes one of the best
central schools in the state, and some nationally recognized colleges and
Massena Central School system ranks among the best in
the New York and provides a safe place to get a quality education.
Massena Central also offers numerous activities for its more than 2,800
students. Graduates go on to attend some of the best universities in the
nation and around the world, including some right here in St. Lawrence
Within one hour of Massena you will find 4 Colleges
and Universities offering varying associate, bachelor, and master degree
programs. Just down the road in Potsdam, NY is nationally recognized
Clarkson University as well as
SUNY Potsdam, and another 10 miles
from there in Canton, NY,
are located. These colleges and universities offer an abundance of highly
trained and skilled individuals that can help a business grow.
In addition to these great colleges,
university and schools, the
through the St. Lawrence County One-Stop Career Center offers a
variety of valuable services. These services include testing, screening
and referral of qualified job applicants, all of which guarantee lower
start-up costs for businesses that locate in the county.
Transportation is a major operation in any company
and with the location and tools that Massena offers you can see how
beneficial Massena could be. Being located in such a strategic area
benefits all companies located in Massena.
Transportation infrastructure includes access to:
Roads and highways
71 East Hatfield St. P.O. Box 209
Massena, New York 13662 - 0209
After Hours/Emergency Number: