Moving or Starting a Business in Potsdam

Support for Development Efforts 

Educational institutions and government agencies at all levels are interested in and supportive of economic development in the County. Some of these include:

The Village of Potsdam Loan options: These include micro-enterprise loans to businesses with five or fewer employees (including the owner). 

St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency (IDA): The IDA is a public benefit corporation created under New York State General Municipal Law. Its mission is to promote, encourage, attract, and develop job opportunities and economically sound commerce and industry in St. Lawrence County. The IDA can assist in aligning and accessing the financial, technical, and informational resources needed for business start-up or expansion. 

CITEC Business Solutions: CITEC offers training and consulting services to help businesses grow. CITEC works mostly with small and medium manufacturers across the seven-county North Country region but can also work with most types of organizations. Its primary areas of focus include leadership development, safety, and business development. 

SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) – The SBDC offers free direct counseling and a wide range of management and technical assistance services. It helps start-ups develop a business plan, assists existing businesses prepare to expand and offers resources for industry-specific topics.

Adirondack Economic Development Corporation: The Adirondack Economic Development Corporation provides free business planning, technical assistance, classroom training, and access to commercial loan funds.

Employment Opportunities

  1. One Stop Career Center  Phone: (315) 386-3276  Address: Suite 8, 80 State Highway 310 Canton, New York 13617
  2. Penski, Inc. Staffing, Payroll & Training Services Phone: (315) 265-8860  Address: 50 Market Street Potsdam, NY 13676
  3. Persone Staffing  Phone: 315.274.WORK (9675)  Address: Suite 2205,  65 Main St. Peyton Hall Potsdam NY 13676
  4. Seaway Help Wanted Job
  5. New York State Department of Labor