Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation (SLLDC)

The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation exists to relieve and reduce unemployment; promote and provide additional and maximum employment; improve and maintain job opportunities; attract new industry; retain existing industries; lessen the burdens of government.


The public objectives of the corporation are to apply for grants and loans to achieve its purpose; to acquire real or personal property; or interests therein, for use by others as industrial or manufacturing plants or commercial enterprises; to foster and encourage the location or expansion of industrial or manufacturing plants and other commercial enterprises in the Village of Saranac Lake.


The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation develops loan programs, initiatives and outreach efforts to support the Village's economic development strategy.


Current Projects

DRI- Energize Downtown Fund Application Recruitment & Assistance 


Past Projects

The SLLDC has collected funds from private donors to support projects sponsored by downtown businesses that contribute to downtown revitalization in the Village of Saranac Lake. Projects that have been provided partial funding from SLLDC include:


  • St. Regis Canoe Outfitters canoe launch
  • Fiddlehead Bistro deck for outdoor seating


Walk Friendly Community Silver Award

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Saranac Lake is designated as a Silver-Level community due to the impressive levels of walking and excellent planning efforts. Saranac Lake is a very walkable community and most errands can be accomplished on foot. A walk through the Village provides beautiful lake and river views, historic architecture, parks for refuge and recreation, and many dining and shopping possibilities. Learn more.