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Economic Development
Michael A. Lumbis,
Planning and Community Development Coordinator

245 Washington St.
Suite 302
Watertown, NY  13601

Ph: (315) 785-7734
Fx: (315) 785-7829

8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday

The City Planning Department assists businesses in the city with Economic Development needs. This office is considered a one-stop shop for people looking for information. The most prominent economic development program is the Watertown Empire Zone, which covers areas in the City of Watertown and the Town of Watertown, is administered by an oversight board.

In addition, the City works with a variety of local economic development agencies, some of which are:

Watertown Local Development Corp
Jefferson County Job Development Corp
Development Authority of the North Country
NYS Empire State Development
NYS Small Business Development Center at Jefferson Community College