Cross-Border Agreement: An border security treaty signed by the U-S and Canada will move forward with allowing Customs officers to work across the border allowing U.S. Customs agents to screen Amtrak passengers at the train station in Montreal instead of having to stop at the border. The agreement also would allow the sharing of facilities on the Northern Border .
Budget Deal: Governor Cuomo and lawmakers reach a budget deal, but hold-off on raising the minimum wage and property tax relief.
Third Olympic Bid: Efforts to win Albany’s support to fix up Lake Placid’s Olympic sites also includes a push for a statewide bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Hotel Project Clears Hurdle: Plans to build a luxury hotel on Lake Flower in Saranac Lake, New York, clear a major hurdle.
Major Retailer Eyes Tri-Lakes: Marshalls is eyeing Lake Placid for a new department store.
Egg Farms Rebuilding: Giroux Poultry in Chazy, New York, the largest egg farm in the region, looks to rebuild after a massive fire that killed 50,000 chickens.
Unfair Trade: The U.S. Commerce Department may impose tariffs after a ruling by the International Trade Commission that foreign competitors are undercutting North Country paper mills.
No Change For Dollar: The zoning board in Chazy, New York says no to Dollar General’s plans to open a dollar store in the community.
Roundtable Discussion: We are joined by our panelist Colin Read, Chair of the SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Economics and Finance, to talk about some of the major business stories of the week including what is, and isn’t, in the New York State budget deal. Watch our Extended Roundtable by clicking here.