Close Connections, International Reach

Industry in the Drum Country Region enjoys fast and convenient access to national and international markets. Our proximity to Canada is advantageous to cross-border trade, while the Free Trade Agreement and excellent highway systems allow easy access to the Northeast and Midwestern U.S. markets as well as major Canadian markets.

In fact, 75 percent of Canada’s manufacturing capacity is within a 500-mile radius of the Drum Country Region. Jefferson County businesses can easily access major US centers like Boston, Philadelphia, New York City and Buffalo, as well as Canadian centers like Toronto and Montreal, all within 300 miles. Additionally, Jefferson is part of The Capital Corridor, an integrated bi-national transportation network linking innovative regions between Ottawa, Ontario Canada and Washington, D.C.