Potsdam is a wonderful town to perform business in. Located on the banks of the Raquette River, we are centrally located in one of the most educationally rich areas of Northern New York!

Potsdam is home to roughly 16,000 yearly residents and when Clarkson University and SUNY Potsdam are both in session, the population increases by approximately 7,500 students. These two world-class educational facilities offer business owners forms of capital through internship programs, various forms of research capabilities, campus based economic development facilities and much more.

The reasons to relocate or open a business in Potsdam are plentiful, and there are many local tax incentives and agencies that can help make your enterprise a success!!


Potsdam Office of Planning & Development

Phone: (315) 265-1670
Address: Civic Center, Park Street, Potsdam, NY 13676
Email: fhanss@vi.potsdam.ny.us 
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Code Enforcement Office

Phone: (315) 265-7678
Address: Civic Center, Park Street, Potsdam, NY 13676
Email: jhill@vi.potsdam.ny.us


St. Lawrence Co. Industrial Development Agency

Phone: (315) 379-9806
Address: 80 State Highway 310, Suite 6
Canton, New York 13617
Email: info@slcida.com 


One Stop Career Center

Phone: (315) 386-3276
Address: 80 State Highway 310 Suite 8
Canton, New York 13617
Email: webmaster@slconestop.com 


Small Business Development Center

Phone: (315) 386-7312
Address: Cornell Drive, F.O.B. Room 202
Canton, NY 13617
Email: sbdc@canton.edu 


North Country Alliance

Phone: (315) 268-4449
Address: Box 8561 Clarkson University
Potsdam, New York 13699
Email: plastino@citec.org  


Development Authority of the North Country

Phone: (315) 785-2593
Address: Dulles State Office Building
317 Washington St. 
Watertown, NY 13601


St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce

Phone: (315) 386-4000
Address: 101 Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
Email: slccoc@northnet.org 


Potsdam Chamber of Commerce

Phone: (315) 274-9000
Address: 24 Market Street P.O. Box 717
Potsdam, NY 13676