Doing Business in Schenectady County
Building a stronger business climate has been a top priority for Schenectady County and one of the County’s greatest successes. In fact, Schenectady County is the only County in New York State that dedicates half of one percent of its sales tax towards economic development. Millions of dollars in Schenectady County generated sales tax has been directed to the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority for ongoing investment in the development of our local communities. By creating a successful, unified economic development strategy, we have benefited from more than $400 million in new investment and the creation of more than 3,500 jobs.
Schenectady County has become a leader in New York State's Tech Valley. Home to GE's Global Research Center, Global Renewable Energy Headquarters, and the new Advanced Battery Manufacturing Facility, Schenectady County has caught the attention of corporate giants, global technology companies, and small businesses alike.
Schenectady County and the Capital Region of New York is also home to some of the finest educational institutions in the country, like Schenectady County Community College, Union College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University at Albany, producing a highly skilled and trained work force.
If you want to learn more about Economic Development in Schenectady County, contact the Schenectady County Department of Economic Development and Planning or our partners at the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority.