To protect and enhance Fort Drum's military value, sustain and leverage its economic and cultural significance to the Fort Drum region and New York State, and foster effective communication between the installation and its civilian neighbors to promote mutual support and understanding.

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$1.1 Billion Economic Impact

6,297 Jobs

Over Six Thousand Jobs Supported by Fort Drum

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18th Annual Jefferson County Survey of the Community

The 18th Annual Jefferson County Survey of the Community, completed by Jefferson Community College Center for Community Studies, was released yesterday. Thank you to the Center for Community Studies for allowing FDRLO to incorporate a few questions in the survey. See the results below. A link to the full report follows: http://www.sunyjefferson.edu/sites/default/files/18th_Annual_Survey_of_Jefferson_County_Final%20Report.pdf

CCS FD Graph

Section 2.2 – Perceived Impact of Fort Drum Upon the North Country (Tables 6

and 36-42)

23. Participants were asked whether they agree or disagree with each of six separate statements regarding the potential

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WATERTOWN, NY -   Fort Drum recently released its annual economic impact statement which reported that direct spending in the three-county region amounted to $ 1,185,191,930 - a decrease of 3 % over 2015.  “ We want to share that the total economic impact of Fort Drum including indirect spending results is a much higher number! “said Brian Ashley, Executive Director of the Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization.

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The Army and the Nation

The Army and the Nation

Taking care of the family is also a method of increasing and improving our readiness, morale and our ability to fight and win.

-SMA RIchard A. Kidd
in Johnson, "SMA Kidd Defines Roles,"
Sentinel, 12 March 1993




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Missile Defense System Likely a Long-term Project

Missile Defense System Likely a Long-term Project

In 2014 the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) announced that four sites would be studied for the potential location of an East Coast missile defense site.

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25 Top Employers for Jefferson, Lewis & St Lawrence Counties

Tri-County Indirect & Induced Job Impact by Industry Sector in 2016