The Mohawk Valley is brimming with flourishing industry clusters, from distribution, materials processing, industrial machinery and services to agriculture, information and technology. That’s why industries located in that region have historically proven to fuel one another's growth and success. Having a strong business network like this leads to competitive advantages for existing companies and start-ups alike.
Prime Location for Business Expansion
The 300-acre Marcy Nanocenter property in Oneida County is currently being transformed into the largest site for high-tech development in New York State
Mohawk Valley is located at the geographic center of upstate New York and is in proximity of all the major metropolitan areas
Manufacturing is among the region’s largest employers along with information and technology
Mohawk Valley Facts
Strategically located between Albany and Syracuse along the Erie Canal, the region includes six counties: Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie
Along the Mohawk River, there is a mix of historic urban centers, such as Utica and Amsterdam, as well as suburban areas including New Hartford and Marcy
Population of 498,958
Convenient access to air travel:
General Aviation (GA) services are available at the Griffiss Business and Technology Park, a major aircraft maintenance hub
Other local GA airports
Ground transportation options abound:
North-south interstates provide direct access to markets in Canada, Pennsylvania, New York City and Buffalo
East-west interstates provide a link to Binghamton in the southwest and the state's Capital Region to the east
Daily Amtrak service is available from Amsterdam, Rome and Utica
Local bus service is available in the urban areas, and a number of carriers provide both intrastate and interstate service
Excellent access to waterways:
The New York State Canal System offers harbor points and marina facilities in Rome and Utica
Other local facilities are available in Sylvan Beach, Little Falls, Ilion and St. Johnsville
Quality of Life
The Mohawk Valley offers a variety of unique activities, from contemporary sporting venues to historic sites, located in a setting of wondrous landscapes and natural beauty.
The region boasts not just access to the Baseball Hall of Fame, but also the Hall of Fame for boxing, distance running, soccer and even twirling.
Among the region’s historical attractions, the Erie Canal Village in Rome is a re-creation of the 19th-century site built near the canal’s original location.