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Impact Downtown Albany

Impact Downtown Albany is the strategic plan and proven solution inspiring reinvestment and catalyzing unprecedented economic growth in the Capital City’s downtown today. This market-driven, action-oriented strategic plan recognizes and positions downtown Albany, its adjacent warehouse district and riverfront as the ideal 21st Century walkable urban center –a strong economic hub, a vibrant neighborhood and … Continue reading Impact Downtown Albany

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Tribune Media Services Retention / Expansion

In 2006, Tribune Media Services Inc., with headquarters in Chicago, initiated a site search to locate property capable of housing new offices for their operations. TMS had recently completed a merger with a competitor in the Glens Falls area, and were seeking a long term solution to consolidate operations and increase efficiencies. TMS and their new acquisition were operating out of two older buildings in the area on opposite sides of the community. Corporate was actively looking at sites to merge these operations both outside of the Capital District region and outside of NYS.

AngioDynamics Headquarters Relocation & Expansion

Angio Dynamics began operations in Queensbury NY in 1988 and built a state of the art facility at the Airport Industrial Park in 1992. By March 2010, medical device manufacturer determined that to meet new product development demands and expand it”s multinational presence, it should move administration and research & development to a site closer to research partners; medical research sites and to an international airport.

Aeon Nexus

Aeon Nexus Corporation, headquartered in Washington DC, is technology based consulting firm providing procurement/spend management services. The company needed a branch location in the northeast U.S. capable of meeting rigorous telecom and IT requirements, to service its multi-national clients and capture new business in the Northeast. The company wanted to locate in a smaller metro area that would provide affordability and easy access to key northeast markets; while delivering a high quality of life for relocating executives and to attract key “knowledge worker” talent in the future.


GLOBALFOUNDRIES is a $4.6 Billion dollar leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing facility located at the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Saratoga County, NY. This project represents the largest industrial investment in New York State.

Park South Urban Renewal Plan

Park South, a nine-block area between University Heights and Washington Park, is an Urban Renewal Area which was designated by the City of Albany, NY, less than three years ago.  This particular project, 16 New Scotland Avenue, required assembling properties to allow for a 50,000 square foot mixed-use building that would be a catalytic project for other distressed neighborhoods.

Training and Education Center for Semi-Conductor Manufacturing and Alternative and Renewable Technologies (TEC-SMART)

In response to the increasing demand for a highly-skilled workforce for the growing semiconductor manufacturing and renewable energy industries, a state-of-the-art education facility, TEC-SMART, will break ground on March 11, 2009, at the Saratoga Technology + Energy Park in Malta, NY.


$4.2 Billion dollar leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing facility located at the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Saratoga County, NY. Construction of the facility is expected to require approximately 5 million man hours, supporting over 1,600 jobs and with the potential for an additional 2,700 jobs through economic multipliers. The project will create approx 1,400 new direct semiconductor manufacturing jobs once full scale production is achieved, with an average annual salary of $60,000 and an estimated annual payroll of more than $88 million. The project is expected to create an additional 5,000 indirect jobs in the region with a sustained estimated total payroll for both direct and indirect jobs of $290 million dollars per year.

Delmar Place: A 94-unit Assisted Living Facility

The developers of Delmar Place chose to construct a facility that not only provides its residents with the comforts of home, but also provides state-of-the-art energy efficiency technologies. They partnered with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to achieve their goals.

Watervliet Innovation Center

Founded by the Center for Economic Growth (CEG), the Watervliet Innovation Center is a state-of-the-art technology and business accelerator focused on the rapid growth of emerging homeland and national security technology companies.  In support of this mission, the Center is within the Watervliet Arsenal campus, co-located with the US Army”s Benét Labs and an Army Material Command (AMC) manufacturing center.
It provides a “demand-pull infrastructure,” where client companies, both resident and affiliate, gain visibility into the technology needs of the industry through a national network of academic, industrial, and government stakeholders.  The Center helps companies strategically align technology development efforts with the needs of their security and defense customers, enhancing opportunities for joint venturing, financing, and market acceptance.


Central New York (11)View Region

BioSpherix Ltd.

Project Description:   BioSpherix develops and manufactures cytocentric cell incubation and processing systems. Their flagship product, the Cytocentric Xvivo System™, is the first and only cell culture and processing system designed specifically to provide the optimal environment for cells while offering an unprecedented level of protection for the technician.   Project Need:   The closure … Continue reading BioSpherix Ltd.

Tailwater Lodge

Project Description:   Tailwater Lodge is a 42-room, 32,000-square-foot hotel, corporate retreat and fishing resort set on 35 acres with 1,700 feet of riverfront access along the Salmon River in the Town of Albion in Oswego County.   Project need:   The closure of an elementary school in the APW school district left a vacant … Continue reading Tailwater Lodge

The Clay Park

The Clay Business Park’s shovel-ready assets-topography infrastructure and human capital are those necessary to attract investment for the Region’s targeted industries: Value-added Agribusiness such as food-processing, natural/organic or convenience foods Advanced Manufacturing and Nantoechnology Clean Energy and Environment Systems Data Processing, Data Centers and related industries.

Oneida Lake Ready-Mix, LLC

Oneida Lake Ready-Mix is a new company located in the town of West Monroe in Oswego County that will specialize in the production of concrete for commericial and residential use, as well as heavy equipment repairs and sales.

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Welch Allyn, Inc.

Welch Allyn, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of medical diagnostic instruments, whose headquarters is located in Skaneateles, New York. The company employs 1,125 employs in its Central New York location. In 2008, the company announced that it planned to construct a Silver, LEED certified 124,000 sq feet expansion to its manufacturing space and renovate approximately 50,000 sq ft of existing space.

Tessy Plastics Corporation

Tessy Plastics Corporation is a local company that provides precision custom injection molding services. The company began in 1973 and has three manufacturing sites: Elbridge, New York; Lynchburg, Virginia; and Shanghai, China. Tessy Plastics first approached the Onondaga County IDA for assistance in 2000. Since then, OCIDA has assisted the company on other projects.

Allred & Associates, Inc.

Allred & Associates is an engineering/design, research and development and manufacturing firm. The company, located in Elbridge, New York, has several distinct business lines and products, including medical device consulting, production of wood carving machines and custom engineering and manufacture of carbon fiber laminates.

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Ultra Dairy, LLC

Ultra Dairy, LLC, operates an Extended Shelf Life dairy processing and packaging facility in the Town of Dewitt. The facility has the capacity to process approximately 3,200 gallons per hour and package processed dairy products in gallon, half gallon and individual creamer packaging.

Revonate Manufacturing, Inc.

Revonate is a newly formed manufacturing entity established to undertake the re-manufacture of desktop computers, notebooks and other comparable products. The market for this product is primarily outside North America. Revonate negotiated an agreement with a large national vendor to re-manufacture monitors, projectors and notebooks for one of the three largest computer companies in the world.

Anaren Microwave, Inc.

Anaren Microwave, Inc. was founded in 1967 to provide military microwave components for US electronic warfare systems. Over the years, the Company has expanded its product offerings in the defense market as well as the commercial wireless communications market. The company operates three facilities, the biggest located in the Town of Dewitt with over 450 employees.

Bosco and Geers Food Market Expansion

Bosco and Geers Food Market is a family-owned, full-service, retail grocery store in the city of Oswego which features a deli, bakery hot foods, meats, fresh produce and specialty items such as their “famous Italian sausage” based on a family recipe. The store, which opened in 1962, was sold by owners Joseph and Barbara Bosco to their children Theresa, Joseph and John in 1992, and has seen steady sales growth for the past several years. For the past three years, gross sales have been more than $2.4 million.


Finger Lakes (12)View Region

Alexandrian or East Avenue Inn

The Project Description: Built in 1850, the former Colgate College of the Rochester Divinity School was sold to Waldorf Astor in 1929. Astor leased the building to the US Army as barracks until 1947 when the property was acquired by John Jacob Astor who converted the property to rental apartments. Upon Astor’s death in 1964, … Continue reading Alexandrian or East Avenue Inn

Midtown Rising/Windstream Offices

Midtown Rising is positioning Rochester, New York for its future by boldly shaping the rebirth of the downtown core through major public and private investment, job creation, and infrastructure development. This $122 million redevelopment of the 9-acre former Midtown Plaza, located at the heart of the Center City, into a mixed-use focal point will attract a critical mass of residents and 24/7 amenities that contribute to a vibrant live-work environment.
The $19MM Windstream project is the first private development to take hold on the Midtown Rising site. The shell of the former Seneca Building was preserved during the now-complete demolition of the six (6) Midtown Plaza structures. The Pike Development Company will develop and own the 109,000 square foot, three-story structure.

Nothnagle Realtors – Relocation to Downtown Rochester

Nothnagle REALTORs, headquartered in Monroe County,New York, is a full-service real estate company with over $1 billion in annual sales. In the most recent Top 100 report issued by REALTOR Magazine, Nothnagle was ranked the 33rd largest broker in the country.
In 2009 Nothnagle purchased a long vacant historic building to serve as the new headquarters for Nothnagle Realtors and Allstate Nothnagle Insurance Agency. The $4 Million project turned a 1920”s-era vacant building into a sleek and modern Class A office building.
Completed in 2011, the project serves as an anchor development for the historic Cascade District neighborhood located at the western gateway of Rochester”s central business district.

Studco Building Systems

In 2005, Studco Building Systems, an Australian manufacturer of steel framing systems, opened a US operation inMonroe County, New York. As the company”s products continued to gain favor with architects and builders, demand exceeded capacity at their original location, and a new 34,850 manufacturing facility was constructed in 2010.

Polyshot Corporation

Founded in 1989, Polyshot Corporation is a manufacturer of runnerless molding systems for the injection molding industry.  This “hot runner system” means that the plastic parts do not have to be connected by a plastic runner or “tree,” much like how parts are packaged in a model-car kit.  This system enables a manufacturer to save money by eliminating plastic waste.  Polyshot holds multiple patents and is one of only a few companies worldwide that manufacture this type of system.
The County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency first assisted Polyshot in 2000, when the company constructed a 13,000 square foot manufacturing plant at the RIT Business and Technology Park.  Since that time, employment has more than doubled and the company had outgrown its existing space.

Strong Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play is now the second largest children”s museum in the country after construction of a 104,000 sq. feet addition. This project was accompanied by the renovation of 38,000 sq. feet of existing museum space.

Hartmann’s Old World Sausage Expansion

In 2008, Hartmann’s Old World Sausage, a high-quality specialty sausage maker whose products are sold locally at Wegmans Food Markets and through the company’s website,, was outgrowing its facility and searching for a larger space for production.

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Zotos International Expansion

Based in Geneva, N.Y., Zotos International is a professional beauty products company that manufactures and markets a full range of hair-care, hair-texture and hair-color products. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shiseido, one of Japan’s largest cosmetics and beauty companies.
Zotos International’s plant in Geneva employs approximately 300 people, producing salon products and related packaging. In early 2009, Zotos sought financial assistance for an expansion project at its Geneva plant that would bring additional manufacturing capacity in-house, allowing the company to in-source its aerosol and plastic bottle blow-molding production facilities.

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Eagle Mountain – Center for Green Technology

Eagle Mountain has nearly 30 years of experience integrating alternative energy sources into houses and small commercial buildings. Its line of engineered green heating, cooling and hot water solutions offer environmentally sound, cost-efficient, affordable alternatives to conventional HVAC techniques.

Pathfinders Engineers and Architects LLP

Formed in 1998, Pathfinders Engineers and Architects LLP provides sustainable design in mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural and energy engineering as well as facilities architecture for clients in both the private and public sectors.  Over the past 11 years, the company has grown to a staff of 30 engineers, architects and designers, including 14 LEED Accredited Professionals and had outgrown its existing location in a suburb of Rochester, New York.

Castle Office Group

Upstate New York’s largest hospital-affiliated ambulatory surgery center, the University of Rochester Medical Center Surgery Center features 10 operating suites and three procedure rooms equipped with advanced technology for optimal care, and spacious facilities for enhanced comfort and privacy for patients and families.

Dr. Bruce A. Holm Upstate MedTech Centre

Genesee County, nestled between Buffalo and Rochester, had failed to capitalize on opportunities in the emerging Life Sciences field despite the fact it is located in a region that ranks 8th nationally in Medical Equipment and Supply manufacturing and 11th nationally in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing. In addition, the county’s hospital, United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) and Genesee Community College (GCC) were both pressed for state of the art facilities to support UMMC’s Physical Therapy Program and GCC’s Nursing Program.


Long Island (6)View Region

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Suffolk Transportation Services, Inc.

Privately owned Suffolk Transportation Services is the largest bus system in Suffolk County, serving over 25,000 school children and 10,000 public transit passengers each day. In addition to a new Coram transportation hub built with IDA assistance, the company has two facilities in Ronkonkoma, as well as facilities in Bay Shore, Brentwood and Islip. Its … Continue reading Suffolk Transportation Services, Inc.

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Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC

Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC is a U.S. based manufacturer of generic drugs nearing completion of a $51 million expansion and equipping of its Yaphank factory. It has expanded an existing 121,000-square-foot manufacturing facility to 265,000 square feet and is constructing a new 35,000-square-foot building to perform research and development on hormonal drugs. It will consolidate operations … Continue reading Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC

Blackman Plumbing Supply Company

Blackman Plumbing Supply Company (Blackman) employs approximately 160 and averages over $167m in annual sales of various plumbing, heating and cooling supplies. In 2008, Blackman purchased a 204,689 sf building as its regional headquarters in an effort to consolidate their corporate offices, warehouse, and distribution needs.

Cox & Company

Cox & Company is a high-tech, high-skilled, employee-owned aerospace manufacturing company. They are an industry leader in the design, development, test and manufacture of high quality custom systems for the aerospace, industrial and transit industries. Its heating system was on the NASA Lunar Landing Module when man walked on the moon. The Company had been located on Varick Street in Manhattan and was forced to re-evaluate its location due to a near expiring lease. The company employs nearly 200 people.

Arizona Ice Tea Company

Arizona Ice Tea is a well-known beverage distribution company with annual sales of approximately $600 million. At the time the company approached the IDA for assistance it had out-grown its national headquarters in Lake Success, Nassau County and was seriously considering moving to New Jersey to be near one of its large manufacturing plants. Nassau County did not want to lose the current 120 jobs so the IDA convinced the company to consider building its headquarters on 3 acres of vacant land in Woodbury, Nassau County.

Kozy Shack Enterprises, Inc.

Kozy Shack is a family-owned business that had been producing dairy products (puddings) since 1967 and had grown into a major manufacturer with international distribution. When the company approached the IDA for assistance it had its headquarters as well as a warehouse and manufacturing plant in Hicksville, Nassau County. The company also had manufacturing facilities in California and Ireland. The Company was looking to expand its manufacturing operations in Nassau County through expansion of its current warehouse building by 10,000 square feet and the purchase of neighboring property and construction of a new building of 30,000 square feet. The project would retain 228 jobs and create an additional 58 jobs.


New York City (1)View Region

7 World Trade Center – New York City Office Building

Silverstein Properties sought to set standards in safety and green design for the rebuilt 7 World Trade Center. 7 World Trade Center takes advantage of many green technologies to become the first LEED Gold office tower in New York City. Silverstein Properties worked with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority”s (NYSERDA) New Construction Program.


North Country (8)View Region

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North American Tapes

The Project Description:   Canadian-owned North American Tapes was founded in Watertown, NY in 2003. It is the 2nd largest producer of hockey tape in the world, and its product is in use by every team in the NHL. In 2013, the company completed a 19,000 square foot expansion that doubled the size of its … Continue reading North American Tapes


APG-Neuros is a joint-venture technology development company formed by Quebec-based Aviation and Power Group (APG) and South Korea-based Neuros Company. The company manufactures high-efficiency “green-tech” industrial turbo blowers which are applied in industrial aeration processes and most commonly used in municipal waste-water treatment systems. The company was targeting the U.S. – the largest environmental and water treatment market in the world – and was looking for a site location in North America to house their new production facility.

Fujitsu Expands in Plattsburgh, NY

FFNA, a leading provider of IT-based business solutions, was investigating ways to improve logistics processes and quality management for retail clients in North America. As part of the Fujitsu Group, FFNA ties people and IT together through the development, manufacture and sale of front-end technology such as ATMs, operation branch terminals, point of sale (POS) and public display devices.

Rushton Place, LLC

Rushton Place LLC”s purchase (from “Grasse River Heritage Area Development”) of the former Gray Lanes building in the Village of Canton provided an opportunity to renovate and rehabilitate the long-vacant, historic building.

Watertown Family YMCA – Childcare Center

Over a 3 year n, two child care needs assessments , commissioned by a social service agency and the other by two major employers, were completed. Both concluded there was a great need for more childcare spaces, as well as higher quality childcare, off hour childcare and ”sick child” care. In 2009, the Watertown Family YMCA, found a suitable building and proposed opening a licensed full day care facility. The facility will have the capacity for 100 children. The Child Care Center will offer care in Year 1 during regular working hours and move to second shift should there be demand by Year 2.

Great Lakes Cheese of New York, Inc., Adams, NY

Great Lakes Cheese wanted to expand its existing facility located in Adams, NY. The building project involved two phases of construction resulting in a state-of-the-art cheese processing plant which will more than double the former plant”s production capacity. Total project cost: $86 Million.

Morris Hatchery, Inc.

Morris Hatchery, Inc. a poultry/game egg hatching business located in Florida, Morris wanted to expand its business to take advantage of the Canadian Market.

Noble Environmental Power

Noble Environmental Power worked with the County of Clinton IDA and The Development Corporation to establish PILOT agreements for its three Wind Turbine projects. The company successfully broke ground in June 2007.  The projects created hundreds of construction and permanent jobs, compensated the host communities and the taxing jurisdictions well and brought renewable energy to North Country residents.


Southern Tier (8)View Region

Twin River Commons

Newman Development, a prominent Greater Binghamton based developer, is near completion of a $20 million, 200,000 square feet student living center in downtown Binghamton. This state-of-the-art development offers 127 units (371 beds) and the latest amenities including in-room washers and dryers, a fitness center, a computer lab, and social area. The project is the most significant private investment in the City of Binghamton in more than two decades.

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Charles Street Business Park

Emerson Network Power”s Surge Protection Global Headquarters anchors the Charles Street Business Park in Binghamton, New York. Charles Street is a 32 acre state-of the-art urban technology park on the City”s west side. There are several 5-6 acre sites available. The park is located in a Federal HUBZone.

CVS Distribution Center

Construction of a 751,000 sq.ft. , $100 million, 600 employee distribution center on 150 acres in the Town of Chemung, NY. 18 month site search, “Project Avalon”, led by The Staubach Group, later Jones Lang LaSalle. Over 800 sites submitted from 8 northeastern states. The “White Wagon Road Site” was pre-permitted with assistance from Empire State Development”s “Build NOW NY” Program. Bergmann Associates, the project engineer, coordinated Generic Environmental Impact Study to have the rural property re-zoned industrial.

DeMet”s Candy Company

Demet”s Candy Company, of Connecticut acquired the Turtle brand candy from Nestle in 2007, along with a manufacturing facility in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. The company, through a site consultant firm conducted a northeast search (NY, NJ, PA, CT, MA, etc.) to relocate the business into a more efficient and less costing food processing facility. The company selected a 17 acre parcel in the Airport Corporate Park (Build NOW NY), Big Flats , NY to construct a 100,000 sq.ft. facility. To date 250 new jobs have been created

Finger Lakes Distilling

Owner Brian McKenzie was looking to locate a new micro-distillery somewhere in the Finger Lakes. Mr. McKenzie was considering several counties in the Finger Lakes to locate his project.

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Concept Systems

Since its founding in 1993, Concept Systems has been committed to locating in Downtown Ithaca. So when the need for growth presented itself, the company renewed this commitment by purchasing and rehabilitating an historic building on the Ithaca Commons, Downtown Ithaca”s pedestrian mall.

Ithaca College’s Gateway Center

College campuses around the country are taking strides toward sustainability in their efforts to be environmentally, socially, and fiscally sound. Committed to building a sustainable future, Ithaca College developed a comprehensive sustainability initiative, linking environmentally responsible practices to all campus endeavors. The Gateway Building is part of this vision.
This project was funded by Civic Facilities Bonds.

Plastisol Composites

Plastisol-Composites is the American subsidiary of Plastisol BV, the Dutch world market leader in composite bodies for fire fighting and other resue verhicles. Plastisol-Composites was founded in 2006 in Groton, New York, and is exploring further the American market, building on more than 30 years of experience and knowledge by Plastisol BV.
The Groton-based plant manufactures composite firetruck bodies.


Western New York (7)View Region

Remington-Rand Complex

The project description:   The Remington-Rand Complex is located on a 167,000 square foot site along the shores of the Erie Canal in North Tonawanda, New York. The site, a former brownfield, was once home to a trolley building, automobile engine factory and typewriter factory. Since the 1970s, the site has remained an underutilized eyesore … Continue reading Remington-Rand Complex

REM-tronics Inc.

In 2006, REM-tronics Inc. began discussions with the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) regarding construction of a new facility to update their image for the aerospace, space, medical, and military industries, while enhancing their manufacturing capacity of their electronic components and assemblies

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SKF Aeroengine North America /Heat Treat Building

In 2008, SKF Aeroengine, a division of the SKF Group in Sweden that is headquartered in Jamestown, NY, proposed a new world class, heat treat facility for its North American operations. SKF Aeroengine is a world leading manufacturer of complex bearing assemblies for commercial and military jet aircraft and helicopters

Maplevale Farms Inc.

Maplevale Farms – suppliers to the food service industry – had recently built a 30,000 square foot addition to their warehouse in Clymer, NY. On December 15, 2010, a portion of the roof of the Maplevale Farms warehouse collapsed under 7 feet of snow. They had to immediately find new facilities for their entire operation. The main warehouse containing dry goods, along with their entire freezer and cooler warehousing were declared unusable by their insurance carrier.


BNE personnel first met with Norampac officials in 2005 to discuss the possibility of an expansion in the Buffalo Niagara region. The project hibernated, and wasn’t rekindled until the 2008 New York-Quebec Economic Summit in Montreal. It was there that an entirely new crew of BNE and Norampac representatives discussed the company’s desire to build a new facility that would construct new corrugated box products from recycled fibers. With 43 operating units throughout the world the company could have sited this project anywhere, and engaged a global site selection consultant to conduct a worldwide search.

Executive AirShare

Based in Kansas City, Missouri, Executive AirShare, the world’s leading operator of Embraer Phenom jet aircraft, launched its unique regional fractional aircraft ownership program in 2001, with pilots and aircraft based in the same cities as their owners. Shareowners fly in their own aircraft the majority of the time, with aircraft available on a per-day basis, ensuring a service that most closely replicates that of full ownership at a fraction of the cost and without the management responsibilities.

Yahoo! Northeast Regional Datacenter

In the fall of 2008, internet giant Yahoo! began investigating sites for new Northeast regional datacenter. Yahoo!”s internal site selection team was charged with identifying a site to meet a lengthy list of stringent criteria. Given the extremely high level of capital investment associated with such a large datacenter, strong emphasis was placed on finding the ”ideal” site.