For a business to be successful, it must be located where it has opportunity, workforce, and infrastructure. Watertown offers ample housing, transportation and shopping for your workforce, with an expanding population and a cost of living below the national average.
Nestled in the heart of Jefferson County, downtown Watertown benefits from being a hub of municipal activity as the county seat, and the home to several state offices. Just a few miles from the gates of Fort Drum, one of the nation's largest army installations, Watertown also enjoys an influx of federal dollars and a great sense of patriotism. Thirty minutes from Canada and the Thousand Islands, the city's location even accommodates international tourism and commerce.
Watertown is ripe with opportunity, and it has not gone unnoticed. In addition to the 50 million that has already been invested, an additional 90 million dollars has been committed to expanding the downtown Watertown business sector. The newly revitalized downtown provides the amenities of a larger city with the character and loyalty of small town America.
These factors in Watertown's favor are also reflected in the populace trends. While many counties in New York State are in decline, Jefferson county has seen a 13.5% population growth over the last six years, and continues to grow today.