Focus to be on new regional economic development council’s work at St. Lawrence University symposium Oct. 31
Friday, October 7, 2011 - 6:28 am

CANTON – The annual North Country Symposium at St. Lawrence University this year will focus on the new North Country Regional Economic Development Council’s plan, which is due in Albany on Nov. 14.

The 10th annual symposium, this year entitled “Working with the North Country Regional Council,” is set for Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the university’s Eben Holden Conference Center.

The one-day symposium is timed to coincide with the work of the newly formed North Country Regional Economic Development Council, which is working toward a long-range strategic plan for economic development in the region. Their proposals will compete with plans from other regions for development aid from the state.

Symposium participants will learn about the council’s evolving plan, which is to be in the hands of reviewers next month.

Discussion of the council’s work will build on the considerations of regional identity made at the 9th annual symposium.

Symposium details and registration materials will be available soon, according to North Country Symposium Coordinator Ben Dixon.

He can be reached at 229-5664 or [email protected].

The event is hosted by St. Lawrence University’s Ellen C. Burt ‘42 Endowment for North Country Education.