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The Economic Development & Planning Department serves as the Town’s primary contact for economic development activities. The Town pursues and manages a variety of grants, a number of which are economic development-based.
Unlike industrial development agencies, state agencies dedicated to the promotion of economic development and cities with entitlement funding for economic development, suburban towns typically do not have access to funding streams or resources for economic development. Promotion of economic development tends to be indirect in towns such as Glenville as opposed to direct (i.e. the offering of low interest loans and/or grants), as is the case in most cities and counties.
Glenville has taken a number of steps in recent years to encourage commercial and industrial development and thus boost the town’s tax base. Examples of town efforts include the following:
· Successful application for and designation of Glenville as a joint Empire Zone with the City of Schenectady. The Town’s portion of the Zone is primarily located within the Scotia-Glenville Industrial Park and Corporations Park.
· Expansion of the Metroplex service boundaries to include all properties within the town.
· Adoption of zoning that is relatively permissive towards commercial development in areas where infrastructure can support such development.
· Significant expansion of public sewer in eastern Glenville.
· Development and distribution of vacant buildings and property inventories to alert would-be commercial/industrial development interests of opportunities in Glenville.
· Adoption of separate master plans for the Town Center, Freemans Bridge Road corridor and industrial parks area.
· Pursuit of grants to assist existing businesses with expansion and to help secure funding for business start-ups.
· Support of brownfield redevelopment efforts on the part of the county and state.
· Continued expansion of the Town’s water system with abundant capacity available within our commercial corridors.

In addition to the positive efforts noted above, Glenville is currently experiencing robust growth within the residential building sector, with a pace not likely seen since the 1960s.  Early indications are that the 2010 U.S. Census will, for the first time since 1970, reflect a notable increase in the Town’s population, as a direct result of the residential building boom that we have been experiencing over the past 6 or 7 years.    
At this website you will find a link to the Town-produced Vacant Commercial Buildings Inventory.  Links are also provided below to websites of various county, regional and state agencies who are engaged in economic development.  For example, The Chamber of Schenectady County meets monthly with a Business Advisor for the Small Business Development Center who provides complimentary assistance with a business plan, cash flow projections, or just general start-up information.
Should you have any questions about who to contact at any of these agencies, or if you have any questions about economic development in the Town of Glenville, please contact the Town’s Planning Department at (518) 688-1200, ext. 407. You can also direct questions and comments to the Town’s Economic Development & Planning Department at kcorcoran@townofglenville.org.

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NEW BUSINESSES AND IMPROVEMENTS IN GLENVILLE




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Old Dominion freight terminal, Glenville Business & Technology Park




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Baptist Retirement's Judson Meadows assisted living facility on
Swaggertown Road recently opened its doors to new residents





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Work has begun on phase 2 (skilled nursing facility) of Baptist's
Swaggertown Road campus project



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Hair Studio One in the retail building adjacent to Target



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New Stewart's store at the corner of Freemans Bridge Road
and Maple Avenue



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Recently-opened Animal Protective Foundation spay
and neuter clinic on Maple Avenue




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Super Nails in the retail building adjacent to Target





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The Upstate Laser Car Wash at 160 Saratoga Road



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The 156-unit "Patriot Square" apartment project is under construction
off of Rudy Chase Drive extended, adjacent to Hampton Run Apartments




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Socha Plaza "The Courtyard" multi-use building is under construction





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Expansion of the Olde Schoolhouse Daycare Center on the corner
of Route 50 and Gleason Road




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Sleepy's and Visionworks recently opened their doors in
the retail building adjacent to Target



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Recently-added gasoline service at Stewart's 411 Ballston Road Store




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Construction begins on new warehouse/distribution building
at the west end of the Glenville Business & Technology Park






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Zoom Tan, in the Advance Auto Plaza next door to Wendy's










Useful links about Economic Development:


Glenville Business and Professional Association - GlenvilleBPA@gmail.com

Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority - http://www.schenectadymetroplex.org/

Schenectady/Glenville Empire Zone - http://www.cityofschenectady.com/empirezone/

Schenectady County Community Business Center - http://www.sccbc.org/

Schenectady County Industrial Development Authority - [Link]http://www.schenectadycounty.com/MenuItemList.aspx?m=183

Schenectady County Chamber of Commerce - http://www.schenectadychamber.org/

National Grid ShovelReady Upstate NY Economic Development - http://www.shovelready.com/sr_2005/index.asp

Schenectady Economic Development and Planning Department - http://www.schenectadycounty.com/FullStory.aspx?m=140&amid=554

"Fast Facts" about Schenectady County:

                        Airportbuspark.pdfGlenvillebusinessand techpark.pdfCountyFactSheet.pdf