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As the operator of the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge to Canada, the Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority is the GATEWAY TO THE U.S. & CANADIAN MARKETS in New York's North Country. The bridge is in close proximity to over 60% of Canada's total population, located in the Provinces of Ontario and Quebec. The bridge also provides Canadians with convenient access to all points in the North Eastern United States.


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Twenty-one Canadian-based firms attended an Expand to the US Workshop in Ogdensburg on Tuesday, May 7. The event was organized by the Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority; the US Commercial Service at the United States Embassy in Ottawa; and the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency. Numerous experts spoke in regard to such topics as: immigration; incorporation; tax implications for foreign businesses; business incentives, etc.

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Download the attached PDF file for all the details and contact information for this exciting opportunity for your business.

For Canadian businesses seeking a U.S. location, look no further than Ogdensburg, NY

The Authority has assisted numerous Canadian firms with expanding to Ogdensburg as a means of gaining access to the U.S. Market — and we want to help your business expand to the U.S. market as well! We have available buildings and sites; business incentives; and a high quality, low cost labor pool. Call (315) 393-4080 for additional assistance.

The Authority also plays a vital role in transportation in the North Country through its other assets:
  • The Port of Ogdensburg
  • Ogdensburg International Airport
  • New York and Ogdensburg Railway
Please take a moment to view a message from OBPA's Executive Director on the Authority's varied facilities and services oriented to help grow your business in New York State.
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Port of Ogdensburg, NY Unloads Cargo for Utica Brewery

OGDENSBURG, NY – The Federal Danube ocean freighter arrived at the Port of Ogdensburg, New York November 2, 2018, bringing a cargo that will help with the modernization of an historic brewery in Utica, New York.

The 656’ long vessel sailed from Germany bearing a cargo of stainless-steel fermenting and aging tanks that will be unloaded by port stevedores and later trucked to the notable Matt Brewing Co. Inc. in Utica, New York.

“This is a unique cargo and we are pleased to be able to help out a New York business,” stated Wade A. Davis, Executive Director of the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority, which operates the Port of Ogdensburg.

In regard to the delivery of the components through the Port of Ogdensburg, Nick Matt, Chairman and CEO, stated: “This is great as far as we are concerned.”

The brewery, which makes Saranac brand craft beers and Utica Club beer, is undergoing a significant expansion.

“We are doing a capacity expansion and brewery modernization,” said Jim Kuhr, Matt Brewing Brewmaster.

“We are very pleased with this project,” added Matt. “We think it is going to do great things for us as a company.”

“This demonstrates the importance of the Port of Ogdensburg to the economy of New York State,” said John A. Rishe, Director of Commercial and Industrial Development for the port.

The Matt Brewing has a long history in New York State.

“We are an historic regional brewery,” noted Matt. “We were founded in 1888 by my grandfather (Francis Xavier (F.X.) Matt).”
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Matt noted that Utica Club beer was one of their first beers to be introduced after Prohibition.

“Saranac is now one of our most-significant parts of our brewery today,” Matt said. “We think these beers will be even better after this modernization and expansion.”

“The arrival of the Federal Danube and her cargo is a great example of the hard work by the OBPA's partner at the port, OMLC and the dedication and skill of our Longshoremen,” said Port Chairman Vernon “Sam” Burns.  “The uniqueness of this cargo speaks volumes of the potential of our port and the jobs that can be created by working together.”

“This is another excellent example of how past State and Federal investments into regional infrastructure create jobs and economic opportunities in the future", added Davis “We are delighted to welcome the MV Federal Danube to the Port of Ogdensburg and are pleased to play a part in the Utica firm's expansion.”

For more information regarding the Matt Brewing Co. visit: