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Economic Development Agencies: Schenectady County

There are several local and state agencies operating within Schenectady County that are designed to assist current and potential business and service organization owners/operators with their unique economic development and assistance needs. The services provided cover all aspects of economic development, from assisting in development of business plans to providing funding for qualified applicants to finding suitable commercial properties for sale or lease.

Click on the following agencies to receive in-depth information about each agency and program, their respective Web sites (if available) and contact information.

Schenectady City Department of Development (includes the Economic Development Fund (EDF), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, Schenectady Local Development Corporation (SLDC) and Economic Development Zone (EDZ) program.

City of Schenectady Industrial Development Agency (COSIDA or IDA).

Schenectady Economic Development Corporation, or SEDC (includes the Schenectady County Industrial Development Agency, Schenectady Industrial Corporation (SIC), Schenectady Community Development Corporation (SCDC), Schenectady Employment Training Development Corporation (SETDC) and Schenectady 2000).

Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority

Schenectady County Community Business Center

Empire State Development (small business division of the New York State Department of Economic Development).

Click on the following Web site addresses to learn more about various state and federal economic development agencies:

Governor’s Office of Regulatory Reform, www.gorr.state.ny.us/gorr
Department of Labor, Office of Employer Services, www.labor.state.ny.us
U.S. Small Business Administration, www.sba.gov
New York State Insurance Department, www.ins.state.ny.us


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