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.