Whether you follow Punxsutawney Phil seeing his shadow or not we can all agree spring is quickly approaching the North Country. While spring represents change and new life it is just one of the many changes we see impacting the region. Foremost is the shifting levels of COVID in the region and our ability to get back to business without public health measures. This is a change we can all embrace and hope we have finally turned the corner on COVID.
Second, the gradual reopening of the Border is critical to our ability to not only maintain current business but drive new activity in the region. Continuing to shore-up supply chains and tackling inflation will garner focus of all businesses. It has been a long winter with many challenges but the region has continued to thrive where possible and maintain where there were constraints.
As business gets back to normal in the North Country one of the opportunities is to build on our workforce. At TDC we are actively working with local businesses and educational institutions to provide pathways for employees and students to learn new skills and better prepare them for new opportunities. In addition we are getting ready to break ground on a new, 60,000 sq ft industrial building. This will be the second industrial space we have constructed in the last two years. This is a strong indicator of the health of business in the North Country and our belief that the future is bright. For sure we might have a snow storm in our future but spring is just around the corner!