Increasingly, a number of northern New York farms are giving equity crowdfunding a try, using a grassroots online platform called Kiva. With a tagline of “loans that change lives,” Kiva showcases projects from around the world, many of which are agriculture based.
The proposed three-story, 45-room hotel is to be built on a largely vacant acre of land at the corner of Park and Mill Streets.
AdkAction has become an approved vendor through the Double Up Food Bucks program. A national initiative administered in New York State by the Buffalo-based Field and Fork Network, the program helps kick in an extra incentive for people receiving food assistance, by giving them a financial boost when they buy local.
Campers by the thousands turn into avid former campers, many of whom in turn become Adirondacks fans. As adults, these people in turn spend untold vacation dollars in the Adirondacks, while others buy summer homes or decide to live in the region full-time.
“You’re turning over staff so quickly. They’re trying to make more money per hour or they’re shifting for a different place to live or there are transportation issues. All those things come together to degrade the employees that support the businesses.”
Davis College, a bible school in Johnson City, will relocate for one year as an extension at the Word of Life Institute in the Adirondacks, according to a letter provided to the Adirondack Explorer.
The restrooms will be by the sidewalks along River Street. Four toilets and two sinks will be available at the facilities for boaters and visitors.
The advocacy group AdkAction and two local paddlers, Tyler Merriam and Scott McKim, have asked the state for $404,000 in Downtown Revitalization Initiative funds.
“We’ll figure something out, either a partnership or a sale,” ownership leader Michael Foxman said. “It’s a pause, if you will.”
Protect the Adirondacks reviewed 40 years of U.S. Census Bureau and other data that show park towns and their 130,000 inhabitants mirror national trends in some economic categories while outperforming most small communities in others.