Gillibrand plans economic development roundtables in Watertown, Lake Placid July 8, 9
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 2:59 pm

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will hold what she is calling economic development roundtables in Watertown on Thursday and Lake Placid on Friday.

Gillibrand says she will announce new legislation to help small businesses create good-paying jobs in the North Country. Small businesses are responsible for half of all private sector jobs and roughly 70 percent of all new jobs in the past decade. Gillibrand’s new legislation would support entrepreneurs, incentivize investments in small businesses, and increase lending.

Senator Gillibrand will meet with local business and community leaders to discuss the latest economic development efforts for the North Country and how she can assist and promote local growth. The senator plans to discuss with them ways to work together to create good-paying jobs and grow the local economy.

The meeting with the Greater Watertown Chamber of Commerce on Thursday starts at 4:45 p.m. at Jefferson County Community College, 1220 Coffeen St. Friday’s meting in Lake Placid with the Essex and Franklin County Economic Development Roundtable starts at 9:30 a.m. at The Lake Placid Beach House, 49 Parkside Dr.