Why do we do business in the Village of Saranac Lake? Well, it's easy to say, this community cares like no other.

It's easy to understand why the Village of Saranac Lake has been recognized as one of the best places to open or grow your business. We are decidedly different as a culture of innovation and expertise where generations can come together to make this a hub. Broad community support also helps businesses thrive here.

Saranac Lake has numerous resources for new and established businesses provided by the county's small business resources and the constant communication that the Village provides to all participating parties. Through strong economic vitality programs and cooperation, we are all able to make this a community that cares like no other.

 

Franklin County Economic Development Corp.

Franklin County Economic Development Corp. (FCEDC), is the county's economic development organization, and as of 2020, its destination management organization. Tourism is one of the region's largest industries and we have set out to do tourism differently, by integrating it more fully into broader economic development efforts. It is a priority to leverage occupancy tax revenues and the marketing efforts of tourism-related businesses to better promote our region as a destination. 

 

One way we have to do that is through our Destination Cooperative Marketing Program (DCMP). The DCMP is designed to offer local tourism-related businesses financial support to undertake independently developed marketing efforts.

 

Information about this program is available here.

COVID-19 Small Business Resources

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Learn about SBA programs and initiatives intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now - Business Support.