Economic report card for NY North Country

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) New York State Comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli announced the North Country's economic profile.

Members from the North Country region chambers, legislators and local government gathered Friday.

DINapoli said that the North Country has a great quality of life but doesn't mean there aren’t challenges.

A few he addressed were the financial stresses, unemployment, aging work force and the population decrease.

It wasn't all bad, he said the North Country has low property taxes and one of the best rates for affordable housing.

The North Country has many advantage sand enviable assets to build upon, world class natural resources, spectacular natural environment, and impressive higher education network and that becomes so key to an economic future,” DiNapoli.