continued To help attract more students to the Ticonderoga campus North Country Community College is working to expand its curriculum.
“Successfully attracting new enrollment will require the college to provide housing, which in the past has not been available at this campus,” Tyrell said. “There is much to be gained by our cooperation to improve the quality of life in the general Ticonderoga area. I’m personally thrilled by this understanding and we look forward to being helpful in any way we can.”
VanWert believes the agreement is a step toward improving the downtown Ticonderoga economy.
“This presents a tremendous opportunity for our local area,” she said. “Students living downtown will demand more goods and services and create opportunities for new and existing businesses. Their parents will visit and bring their families and friends to stay in our hotels, motels and eat in our restaurants. Business will be more robust, attracting more year-round local as well as out-of-area customers and more new businesses. Current empty store-fronts will be attractive to new businesses, visitation and foot-traffic will increase and downtown will grow.
“This makes the Ti-Alliance grassroots vision of ‘A New Prosperity’ for Ticonderoga one step closer to reality and we applaud NCCC and JASAMA working in partnership to improve the quality of life for our community,” VanWert said.
Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance is a not-for-profit, local development corporation whose mission is to restore economic prosperity in the Ticonderoga region by serving as a clearinghouse for innovative ideas and resources, and a catalyst for public-private partnerships and investment opportunities.