Living & Working in Watertown
Watertown is ready to assist new businesses!
Looking for a great location for your business? Whether you want to learn about the area's demographics or explore potential loans and incentives, Watertown's economic developers would love to work with you to make your start-up or relocation go smoothly. Programs are available for manufacturers, service businesses and retailers.
The Jefferson County Industrial Development Authority can guide you through a full range of tools and programs that support business growth and expansion.
The Watertown Small Business Development Center at Jefferson Community College can put you in touch with expert advisors to keep your business plans on course.
Businesses considering locations in the City of Watertown proper should contact the Watertown Local Development Corporation to learn about the loans and incentives available.
The Watertown Local Development Corporation has also created a special website for businesses that are interested in downtown Watertown.
Caring for the military &
Samaritan Medical Center is Watertown's major provider of healthcare. The 294-bed medical center has a full range of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services. Primary and emergency care are offered along with specialized medical and surgical services, including cancer treatment, neonatal intensive care, behavioral health and addiction services, and imaging services. Samaritan Medical Center and its team of healthcare professionals serve both the civilian and military community.
Samaritan also addresses the community's long-term care needs. Samaritan Keep Home is a 272-bed long-term care facility. In 2013 Samaritan opened a new 288-bed long-term care and assisted living facility, Samaritan Summit Village.
Over 180 physicians in 40 different specialties work together with the 2,000+ employees at Samaritan Medical Center to offer a full spectrum of diagnostic and treatment services for people of all ages.
Find out more about Samaritan Health Center and what they offer at:
Jefferson Community College
"There's more here"
Jefferson Community College (JCC) is one of 64 campuses, including 30 community colleges, which make up the State University of New York system (SUNY).
The College offers 17 associate degree programs and 9 certificate programs. Plus, partnerships with several four-year campuses allow bachelor's and master's degrees to be earned in Watertown through the college's Jefferson Higher Education Center.
In the fall 2015 semester, the College's total enrollment was 2,099 full-time and 1,822 part-time students.
The College also offers many workshops, seminars, and workforce training opportunities. Cultural events, open to the public, include film and theatrical presentations, lectures, and art exhibitions. The College's Library is open to the public and community members are welcome to use it.
On-campus student housing was added in the Fall of 2014 for full-time students. The 294-bed residence hall offers suite-style units that accommodate 4-6 students.
The 90-acre campus just off Coffeen Street consists of 10 permanent buildings, athletic fields, and landscaped grounds.