Fort Drum Economically Impacts North Country

on Wednesday, 20 March 2013.

With the Release of their annual economic impact report officials say, Fort Drum had a more than $1.4 billion impact on the North Country economy in 2012. Fort Drum supports over 19,000 soldiers and about 20,000 family members, officials say.

Between the soldiers and 4,500 civilian workers, Fort Drum is the region's largest employer with a total annual payroll of nearly $1.2 billion.

Companies located in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties received 234 contracts worth more than $20 million last year.