Bring Your Business to Our Town

Canton ‘s charming character and fascinating history are just the beginning! You will find that Canton, NY offers many appealing qualities that you are looking for in a community for your business:

Excellent Location

Canton is in an ideal location, as we are located in the center of the Northern New York and Canadian border region. From here, your business can reach customers from the Thousand Islands to the Adirondacks, as well as those in the cities of Ottawa, Watertown, Plattsburgh, Burlington and Syracuse.

A Skilled and Dedicated Workforce

Two hometown Universities offer a strong, annual labor supply. This is paired with a skilled workforce created in part by industry giants like ALCOA and Corning Inc. In Canton, you will find credentialed workers looking to branch out, to grow and to face new challenges. In addition, St. Lawrence County’s strong workforce development and training programs offer numerous sources of workers and funding to meet a full range of staffing needs.

A Superior Quality of Life

Perhaps our biggest selling point is the excellent quality of life that is available in Canton. Canton has a range of housing choices including very affordable homes. We possess a very low crime rate, excellent healthcare and fabulous recreational opportunities. Then, there are our excellent public and private schools, wonderful arts, entertainment and cultural activities and facilities, and first-class university athletic facilities. In Canton, you will find comfortable living in a location with a strong sense of community. And there’s more to come – with five heritage tourism projects underway, Canton will continue to be a premier community for living, learning, working and visiting. Please join us as we celebrate a grand past – and build an exciting future.

Ready for New Business

As you’ll find on this site, Canton is poised and ready for new business! Our Economic Development Office is set up to personally help field any questions you may have about staring or locating a business in Canton, St. Lawrence County. In addition, we offer attractive incentives and programs to encourage growth and new business opportunities. Finally, we have established many partnerships with other agencies and programs to promote Canton.

North Country Community

Canton is located in northern New York, near the center of St. Lawrence County, nestled at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains and eighteen miles from the Canadian border. The St. Lawrence River lies only twenty miles to the north and Canton sits at the edge of the broad St. Lawrence River plain. The Town of Canton is largely rural, with population and employment centers located in the villages of Canton and Renssealer Falls.


Economic Development

The Canton Office of Economic Development is at your service. We can help you get on the right track for establishing your business. We can also help you evaluate your existing business and help you discover areas where improvements could be made.