It's a time of opportunity in Tupper Lake!
Tupper Lake has seen great progress in recent years. On Park Street, our Uptown Business District, many empty windows have been eliminated and we now see new businesses opened in renovated storefronts. Meanwhile, in the Downtown Business District, construction of the new Adirondack Rail Trail, restored train service, and steady business investment shows great promise for the future. As a result, young people are moving back and new residents have been welcomed into the community. These new community members have joined local residents in contributing to the growing diversity of businesses, new housing developments, and the blossoming arts scene. All of this activity builds upon long-established businesses that have kept Tupper going for generations.
Tupper Lake’s revitalization is inspired by the natural setting of the Adirondack Park and driven by the strong commitment of community members, elected leaders, village staff, regional partners, and a number of nonprofit institutions. In late 2021, this activity saw an even greater boost as Tupper Lake was awarded a $10 million Downtown Revitalization (DRI) Grant, which will result in approximately $80 million in public and private investment.
Meet our Director of Community Development
Although Tupper Lake has seen great progression, there is still room for new business and new industry in the town. If you are interested in locating or expanding your business in Tupper Lake, let us help! There are many resources for new business owners to receive help and aid. Please contact Director of Community Development Melissa McManus at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Melissa McManus, Village of Tupper Lake Director of Community Development and IEDC Certified Economic Developer, has worked to facilitate small business development in the North Country for over 15 years. Melissa previously served as Executive Director of the Clinton County Industrial Development Agency, North Country Regional Economic Development Council Planning, and Priority Project Implementation Committee. Melissa is also a former North Country Alliance and Adirondack Economic Development Corporation board member.