- Associated Press - Sunday, January 21, 2018

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) - State officials are targeting New York’s North Country for a tourism grant.

The new state budget proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo has $13 million in capital funding for the development of new lodging properties in northern New York.

The North Country Regional Economic Development Council convened a task force last year to create a model for successful lodging development to help sustain tourism. The group found that there’s a lack of full-service, modern lodging options.

The money will be targeted for the Adirondack and Thousand Islands regions.

Figures from the state show that tourism had an economic impact of almost $105 billion last year.

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