The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance is a not-for-profit local development corporation whose mission is to help restore economic prosperity in the Ticonderoga region by serving as a catalyst for public-private partnerships and investment opportunities.
The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance (TRA) seeks to help create a new prosperity in the Ticonderoga area. TRA combines four critical components into a unified vision and structure for improvement and innovation:
- Encourage economic growth – Attract new businesses and support existing ones, rehabilitate/create new uses for existing buildings, increase employment opportunities and workforce skills, and develop creative approaches to investment and finance.
- Strengthen tourism, arts, and entertainment - Increase the number of new visitors to the area and draw more of the current ones to the downtown area and to the range of activities and attractions in the area. Help further strengthen the arts and entertainment opportunities in the area, especially year-round opportunities that promote economic growth.
- Create and strengthen partnerships - Encourage a higher level of interaction between key actors such as the government, business community, Fort Ticonderoga, North Country Community College, and various organizations that are currently in place, to help improve the economic vitality and well-being of the area.
- Improve the quality of life – Support efforts to enhance the overall well-being of the area, in sectors such as health, education, housing, transportation, energy, and parks and recreation. Building such a strong social foundation will also promote job creation and higher quality employment opportunities, and help retain youth in the area, which is a TRA priority.
Any of these might happen alone but this vision of a new prosperity can only be fully achieved by partners interacting in a unified way. Only then will Ticonderoga achieve true and long lasting prosperity!