Watertown, NY– Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) applauded the announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture of three grants for projects in New York’s 21st district, including Cornell Cooperative Extension of SLC (NY-21), St. Lawrence County IDA (NY-21), and North Country Chamber of Commerce (NY-21).

“These Rural Development grants will help grow jobs right here in the North Country, and I applaud the USDA for making this a priority,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “These important grants will help support the infrastructure and agriculture needs of our district – two pivotal sectors to helping our economy grow. Economic growth and job creation for our district continues to be my top priority, and I will continue to push in Congress for policies that will help create good paying jobs for North Country families.”

"This USDA funding is allowing us to professionally staff the North American Center of Excellence for Transportation Equipment, a new initiative in support of the more than thirty transportation equipment and aerospace companies across the North Country," states Garry Douglas, President of the North Country Chamber of Commerce. "Together with a number of other grant awards in the region, this round of announcements will further a number of economic development aims in the North Country. We thank Congresswoman Stefanik and her office for actively working with us on this funding opportunity."