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Our team at Franklin County Economic Development is committed to providing assistance and resources to our businesses and employers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We will work tirelessly to adjust and monitor information as it comes in and report up-to-date guidance and resources.  We are working with local, state and federal organizations to navigate this unprecedented challenge while our economic development staff and board of directors come up with ways in which we can ease the burden on our business community.  

If your business is experiencing issues or needs guidance, please do not hesitate to reach out directly:

Main office number: 518.483.9472 

Jeremy Evans, CEO: 518.651.2949     

Russ Kinyon, Economic Development Director: 518.651.2957 




We're here to help. We are collecting information to assess the economic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on our businesses and communities in order to support you in the future. Please complete this survey and share.



For the latest information and frequent updates on COVID-19 from NYS Empire State Development 

Updates from the CDC and interim guidance for employers and small businesses



Submission form from NYS Empire State Development for COVID-19-related business questions 

NYS Empire State Development: Businesses deemed essential and who do not have to comply with the 100% workforce reduction



Apply for Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters

Adirondack Regional Federal Credit Union- Community Support Loan



North Country Chamber of Commerce

Malone Chamber of Commerce

Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce



Board Meeting Calendar

2020 Board Meetings

Effective 1/1/20, all meetings will be broadcast live on Facebook and accessible in Malone and Saranac Lake.

(All meetings are at 10 am unless otherwise indicated)

January 15 
February 12
March 18 
April 8 
May 13
June 10
July 8
August 12
September 9
October 14
November 18
December 9
To access prior meeting packets, please click on "Learn More"...

The Carry - Franklin County's First Incubator and Co-Working Space

Located at 8 Academy Street in Saranac Lake, NY, The Carry is a community of entrepreneurs. Most of our members work from our downtown workspace, which can be rented by the day, week or month. You can also participate in our workshops, coaching sessions and other business development programs.

Learn more about The Carry and join the community! 

Sign up:

The Carry