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City to sell Hamilton Hill properties for development

Developer plans to invest $30 million in city's poorest neighborhood

November 10, 2017

As Schenectady house grows, so do its builders

YouthBuild students learn job skills, life skills while constructing Land Bank home

November 7, 2017

Rivers Casino & Resort to Take Office Space at Harbor Center in Mohawk Harbor

November 6, 2017

Statewide 'I Love New York' Empire State Tourism Conference to Be Held at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Three-day event will bring tourism industry from all corners of New York to Schenectady

November 2, 2017

Schenectady County Retains Aa1 Moody's Bond Rating

Highest Rating Held by Any County in NYS

November 2, 2017


Signature element of $480 million transformative mixed-use waterfront development is ready for public use and includes 50 boat slips, amphitheater, and kayak launch

November 1, 2017

Haylor, Freyer & Coon Inc. Announces Sixth Office Location at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady, New York

October 31, 2017

Schenectady County Officially Opens New DMV Location

October 31, 2017


Communications Electronics Company Doubled Initial Jobs Commitment, Employing More than 300 People

October 30, 2017

Restaurateur planning Moroccan-style spa

Downtown Schenectady hammam would be expansion of Tara Kitchen's cultural offerings

October 29,2017

Schenectady County to Demolish Notorious Crane Street Buildings

Taking Next Step in Building a New Mont Pleasant Branch Library and Literacy Center

October 27, 2017

CPC and Jay Street 118 LLC Announce Completion of $650,000 Project to Transform Vacant Seneca Block Building into New Mixed-Use Development in Downtown Schenectady

October 27, 2017


October 23, 2017

Sequence Development Plans Restoration of 148 Clinton Street in Downtown Schenectady

$7 million Foster Redevelopment Nears Completion, Developer Signs Contract for Latest Urban Renovation Project

October 23, 2017

YouthBuild Announces Partnership with Saint-Gobain and Capital Region Land Bank to Support Sustainable Home Construction Project in Schenectady

The Prospect Street project consists of ground-up construction of a single-family home and aims to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Platinum certification

October 20, 2017

State tax department hiring in Rotterdam

Jobs are temporary full-time positions

October 20, 2017

Theater makeup artist opens State Street studio

Makeup Curio can create drama and beauty, or both, or neither

October 20, 2017

Schenectady rail station bids opened

2 appear to fall within state's budget for project

October 20, 2017

Lower State Street a success story

Schenectady's downtown transformation continues with more projects planned

October 13, 2017

Transfinder passes 100-employee mark, continues to grow

Route-mapping software company marks anniversary in downtown Schenectady HQ

October 12, 2017

$15M rebirth proposed for lower State Street building

Project depends on regional economic development process

October 12, 2017

Mayor McCarthy Announces ~ Schenectady Moves Forward with Two Trail Projects Designed to Improve Safety and Increase Biking/Walking Trails in City

October 11, 2017

New York State Homes and Community Renewal, Office of Mental Health Governor's Office of Storm Recovery, De Paul, Partners Mark Open House Of $17.6 Million Joseph L. Allen Apartments in Schenectady

51 Units of Affordable, Supportive, Housing Honors City's First African-American Councilman

October 6, 2017

Riverside Maple Farms Opens Sugarhouse for Maple Syrup and Maple Products

Public is invited to tour working sugarhouse, visit year-round retail store located on Route 5 in Glenville's growing agritourism district

October 5, 2017

County considers $6.6 million in Metroplex borrowing

Funds would pay for several projects in Schenectady, elsewhere

October 4, 2017

More New Construction, Renovations Planned for Downtown Schenectady

New Building at 724 State Street, Renovations at 302 State Street

September 29, 2017

State moves tax call center into ViaPort Rotterdam

Former Macy's space can hold as many as 700 state employees

September 27, 2017

Schenectady County Brings Battle of the Bands Back to Downtown Schenectady

Downtown's Biggest Night of Live, Local, Original Music to Conclude Jammin' on Jay Concert Series

September 14, 2017

Schenectady County Legislature Approves $4.8 million Runway Project at Schenectady County Airport

September 13, 2017

Land Bank Awards Bids for Chubby's Demo

Project Will Clear Site for New Mont Pleasant Library to Be Built by Schenectady County

September 13, 2017

Topping-off Ceremony Continues Progress at Mohawk Harbor

September 6, 2017

New Union students get taste of Schenectady

Freshmen get tours of downtown, restaurants

September 2, 2017

Historic site enters fourth incarnation

Old courthouse in Stockade offering luxury apartments

September 2, 2017

Tenants like life on the river

August 27, 2017

More construction coming to Glenville industrial park

Galesi Group plans 98,000-square-foot building

August 18, 2017

Metroplex Buys Two Properties from City of Schenectady

August 7, 2017

Here's what's coming to growing Union Street restaurant district

3 new eateries on drawing board are all very different from each other

August 7, 2017

NYSERDA and CEG Launch the State's First Solarize Campaign for Manufacturers

Announcement Made at Dimension Fabricators NY-Sun Supported Solar Array Ribbon-Cutting

August 3, 2017


Company Will Manufacture Industry-Leading Medicinal Products In Glenville, Schenectady County & Open Dispensaries In New York, Nassau, Monroe and Saratoga Counties. Project Backed By Pharmaceutical Industry Leaders.

August 1, 2017


August 1, 2017

Schenectady County Legislature Partners with Town of Rotterdam, Land Bank and Metroplex to Clean-Up Derelict L&M Motel Site to Protect Aquifer and Move towards Goal of Energy Independence

August 1, 2017

First tenants moving into Mohawk Harbor apartments

River House to open first 120 units

July 29, 2017

Kirsh Helmets, Inc. Closes $1MM+ in Seed Investment

Capital Region startup exceeds fundraising efforts with community support

July 25, 2017

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Celebrates the Grand Opening of The Landing Hotel, the Capital Region's Newest Upscale Boutique Destination

The Landing Hotel celebrates in style with ultra-magician and illusionist Steve Wyrick "wowing" guests by making a helicopter appear on stage

July 25, 2017

Town of Glenville Wins 2017 Schenectady County Best Tasting Drinking Water Competition

July 20, 2017

Schenectady County to Host 2017 Best Tasting Drinking Water Competition

Local Municipalities Do Battle in Taste Test Set at Downtown Farmers Market

July 19, 2017

Schenectady County to Start Work on New Mont Pleasant Branch Library

Notorious Crane Street Corner to Make Way for Community Investment

July 19, 2017

Assemblyman Santabarbara, Military Order of the Purple Heart, AmVets officially unveil Purple Heart Parking area in downtown Schenectady, Reserved for Combat Wounded Veterans

Schenectady County Metroplex Approves Special Parking Area for Purple Heart Recipients

July 18, 2017

SummerNight draws 20,000-plus, highlights Schenectady's progress

Event now in its 10th year

July 15, 2017

"Live-In Schenectady" Investors Break Ground

$3.5 million Private Investment, 15 New Homes for Schenectady

July 13, 2017

"Live-In Schenectady" Groundbreaking Thursday, July 13 at 10:30 AM

Community Investors to Start Work on 15 New Homes in Schenectady to Encourage Home Ownership

July 12, 2017

Governor Cuomo Announces Major Milestone in New Schenectady Station

Demolition of 1970s Building Makes Way For $23 Million Modern Station

July 11, 2017

Great Flats marks opening with beers, cheers

'It's full steam ahead'

June 29, 2017

'Just as dirty the 2nd time around': Slidin' Dirty opens in Schenectady

Eatery specializes in gourmet burgers, appetizers

June 29, 2017

Amtrak station demolition to start soon

Work expected to be done by late 2018

June 29, 2017

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Draws Back the Curtain on The Landing Hotel, Offering a Sneak Preview of the Capital Region's Newest Upscale Boutique Destination

Guests of The Landing Hotel will know they have arrived, and something great is about to happen

June 28, 2017


$2.2 Million Project Will Transform Vacant Space into Arts Education Facility

June 27, 2017

487 Nott Street Sale Closes - Historic Renovation Underway

June 21, 2017

(Schenectady County, NY) The Schenectady County IDA today closed on the sale of 487 Nott Street. The Galesi Group purchased the building for $200,000. The Rotterdam-based developer will renovate the historic building which dates back to the 1870s into new apartments investing more than $2 million.

CDTA and Partners Unveil Electric City Trolley

Shuttle to run Thursday-Saturday nights; linking Schenectady hot spots and attractions beginning June 22nd

June 20, 2017


June 19, 2017

Company Will Invest Nearly $3 Million for New Bottling Line and Create More Than 20 New Jobs at Glenville Business & Technology Park


Schenectady County Recognized as Model Municipality for Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Build Climate Resiliency

June 19, 2017

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today recognized Schenectady County as the 13th local government to be designated a Certified Climate Smart Community in the state. The county's actions to strengthen resiliency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions supports the Governor's aggressive goals to reduce statewide emissions 40 percent by 2030 and reduce emissions 80 percent by 2050.

Union to buy vacant bank building near campus; move Campus Safety to location

June 13, 2017

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Union College has agreed to purchase the former Bank of America building at Nott Street and Van Vranken Avenue, helping stabilize a key corner across from one of the campus’s main entrances.

Schenectady County Expands Renewable Energy Program and Officially Opens Second County Solar Farm

June 8, 2017

(SCHENECTADY COUNTY, NY) Schenectady County officials were joined today by representatives from Monolith Solar to formally open the new three acres solar farm that was installed on County-owned property in the Town of Niskayuna.

Three Companies Select Schenectady County Airport Business Park

June 7, 2017

(Schenectady County, NY) Schenectady County leaders today announced that three more companies will be moving to the Airport Business Park on Route 50 in the Town of Glenville.

Mayor Gary R. McCarthy Marks Start of Demolition at 720 Crane Street

Demo Completes First Phase of Orchard Park Redevelopment

May 31, 2017

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary R. McCarthy today kicked off the demolition of 720 Crane Street, a blighted structure. The new lot will be part of an expanded Orchard Park in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood of Schenectady.

The Community Builders and New York State Homes and Community Renewal Join Schenectady County Leaders to Break Ground at $20 Million Hillside View Development

May 16, 2017

First Pieces of the new Mill Artisan District take Shape

April 24, 2017

Capital Region Land Bank Wins $200,000 State Grant to Improve Homes in Rotterdam Junction

April 20, 2017

Schenectady County Approves Properties for County Agricultural District

April 12, 2017

Capital Region Land Bank Land Bank Wins Another Grant

April 13, 2017

Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority Five-Year Capital Projects Plan

April 10, 2017

Founders of Buzz Media Solutions acquire Electric City Innovation Center in Downtown Schenectady

March 28, 2017

Schenectady County CRC to Issue Bonds for new Science and Engineering Center at Union College

March 28, 2017

New IDA Report Shows that Schenectady IDA's Keep Costs Low While Adding Jobs

March 27, 2017

Schenectady County to Build New Literacy Center and Library Branch in Mont Pleasant Neighborhood

March 27, 2017

Capital Region Land Bank Wins $1.7 Million Grant

Boost for Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts in Schenectady/Amsterdam

March 24, 2017


March 22, 2017

A storied ceiling

Renovation uncovers stunning piece of city's past

March 20, 2017

SUNY Schenectady County Community College Announces Partnership with Maria College Agreements ease transfer between SUNY SCCC's and Maria College's Healthcare Programs

March 8, 2017

DSIC and Chamber Announce Success of 2017 Schenectady Restaurant Week

March 6, 2017

Final stretch of Erie Boulevard to be revamped

Route leading to Mohawk Harbor to receive $6M to $7M worth of work

March 5, 2017

Schenectady County Solar Projects Saving Money and Protecting the Environment

Phase 1 Projects Save Taxpayers $200,000 While Avoiding 1,000 Tons of CO2 Emissions

March 3, 2017

Former YMCA sees progress

Landmark building being converted into 61 apartments for seniors

February 26, 2017


February 23, 2017

Rivers Casino and Resort Opens Doors at Noon Today $330 Million Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady opens with 'unlocking' ceremony

February 8, 2017

2016 Report to the Schenectady County Legislature

February 8, 2017

Downtown Schenectady Gets First Dunkin' Donuts at Entrance to Mohawk Harbor

February 3, 2017

Capital Bank Plans branch at Mohawk Harbor

February 2, 2017


January 31, 2017

Druthers Brewing Company Announces Third Location: The Riverhouse at Mohawk Harbor Joins Rivers Casino as Latest Attraction at Schenectady Riverfront Development

January 31, 2017

City gets $1M for revitalization

Funds to be split between renovation and demolition

January 27, 2017


75 Projects Awarded Funding to Reinvigorate Downtowns and Generate Economic Opportunity

January 26, 2017

Free trolley service coming to city

January 26, 2017

Crosstown Plaza in Schenectady has sold for $10.7 million

January 23, 2017

Pilots Administered by Metroplex Generate $15.84 Million in Revenues for Local Governments in Schenectady County

January 20, 2017

New craft brewery coming to downtown

Business to open in former Crossfit 518 space

January 13, 2017


Award-winning, nationally recognized food truck and restaurant to open in Electric City

January 12, 2017

GE to Make Additional Investments in Schenectady County

Four Other Projects Approved by Metroplex Board

January 11, 2017

Schenectady County Residents Recycle More Than 9,700 Gallons and 21,400 Pounds of Hazardous Material during Successful 2016 Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program

December 28, 2016

Mayor McCarthy Announces City IDA, City of Schenectady Close Property Sales at Year End

106 Property Sales in 2016 Bring City $1.7 Million in Revenue

December 23, 2016

Mayor McCarthy Announces Nine More Blighted Properties to be Demolished

December 21, 2016

Capital Region Land Bank Approves Four Projects

December 20, 2016

Schenectady's Union Inn building sold to local businessman

December 13, 2016

Schenectady County Retains Aa1 Moody's Bond Rating

Highest Rating Held by Any County in NYS

December 13, 2016

Schenectady County Wins Regional Economic Development Funding

Mill Project in Schenectady Receives One of Largest Awards in Capital Region

December 8, 2016

Schenectady County Announces Annual 30-Day Review Period to Enroll Property in County Agricultural District

November 28, 2016

Rooms at the inns

Business leaders welcome flurry of new hotels

November 20, 2016

Free Parking in Downtown Schenectady this Friday and Saturday

November 22, 2016

The Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority announced today that all parking in downtown Schenectady will be free of charge on Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th.

City planners OK apartment concept at Annie Schaffer center

November 18, 2016

Diner to open bakery production site

November 18, 2016

Metroplex Board Approves Six Projects

November 10, 2016

Schenectady County Legislature Appoints First Board Members to County Tourism and Convention Visitors Bureau

November 10, 2016


New Traffic Pattern near GE, Schenectady County Community College will Improve Safety for Travelers and Students

November 3, 2016

Tribute Park Construction Underway

Schenectady Foundation Grant Boosts Project

October 20, 2016

There's new life for old post office

Fire commissioners vote to sell building; apartment, cafe eyed

October 19, 2016

Schenectady County Holds Foreclosed Property Auction

Continues Efforts to Streamline Government and Add Property to Tax Rolls

October 14, 2016

Groundbreaking Celebration Marks the Start of Construction on Harbor Center, a $27 Million mixed use complex, at Schenectady's Mohawk Harbor

Nearly 100,000 square feet of retail and office space over two buildings is latest milestone in $480 million mixed use development by the Galesi Group

October 13, 2016

Elysium Industries to Open Office in Downtown Schenectady

Engineering Company Focused on Clean Energy Will Move to Electric City Innovation Center

October 12, 2016

Mayor Gary McCarthy Announces Bid to Demolish Nine More Blighted Properties

October 10, 2016

New Owners Will Invest $10 Million to Renovate Summit Towers

October 6, 206

Metroplex Approves $175,000 Grant for 600 Liberty Street in Downtown

73,000 Square Feet of Space to be Upgraded by Picotte Companies

October 5, 2016

New York BizLab to Expand to 267 State Street

Schenectady County will Move DMV Office to 2025 State Street Project Boosts Downtown and Woodlawn Neighborhood

October 4, 2016

20 North Broadway Tavern Named 2016 Wing Walk Winner

October 1, 2016

A Statement by Anthony Jasenski, Sr., Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature Regarding Governor Cuomo's Signing of Legislation (S7973-A/A10539-A) In Support of the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority

September 30, 2016

Schenectady County Legislature to Discuss Creation of County Tourism and Convention Visitors Bureau

September 30, 2016

Rivers Casino & Resort Holding Hiring Fair for All Departments on October 8

September 27, 2016

Metroplex Board Approves Seven Projects in Schenectady County

September 15, 2016


September 12, 2016

Florida-based American Medical Depot to Lease 62,500 Square Feet at Rotterdam Corporate Park

September 12, 2016

Long-vacant plaza razed

September 9, 2016

Demolition of Former Curry Road Plaza in Rotterdam Set for Thursday, September 8th at 11 AM

September 7, 2016

Town's water tops in N.Y.

Niskayuna prevails in annual State Fair taste test

September 3, 2016

New Marriott gives sneak peek

August 31, 2016

IT company [s]Cube to move into New York BizLab

August 31, 2016

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Starting Dealer Interviews in Advance of Free Dealer School Classes

August 29, 2016

Airport awarded $2.3M from FAA

Funds to pay for runway and equipment upgrades

August 24, 2016

Niskayuna Groundbreaking

August 23, 2016

Metroplex Board Approves Renovation Plans for Two Historic Buildings in Downtown Schenectady

Board Also Okays Parking Lease to Bring 35 More State Employees Downtown

August 11, 2016

Dumbstruck Approved for Start-Up New York Program

Company Will Partner with SCCC and New York BizLab in Schenectady

August 10, 2016

Beekman 1802 to Move HQ to Downtown Schenectady

Company Approved for START-UP NY Program

August 4, 2016

Growing Beekman tabs city for HQ

August 4, 2016

City to get another $1M from Rivers Casino project

August 3, 2016

Women set up shops on Jay St.

July 18, 2016

Traffic Advisory

July 14, 2016

New home provides room to grow

Automated Dynamics expects to add jobs, increase revenue at efficient facility

July 14, 2016

Metroplex Board Meeting Cancelled

July 11, 2016

Assemblymembers Steck and Santabarbara secure $500,000 funding for Proctors

July 6, 2016

Statement by Denise Zieske, Vice President for Workforce Development and Community Education, Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) on Start-Up NY Schenectady Results

July 1, 2016

2016 Schenectady County Best Tasting Drinking Water Competition Town of Niskayuna Wins Title

June 30, 2016

City IDA will Fund Environmental Study at Nott Terrace Site

Also Moves Forward with Sale of Duane Avenue Parking Lot

June 24, 2016

Metroplex Board Approves Eight Projects

June 23, 2016

Former DSS Building on Nott Street to Be Renovated

June 22, 2016

Metroplex to Purchase and Demolish Nott Terrace Eyesore

June 20, 2016

Turning up the heat

Restaurateur set to launch fourth Hot Spot Jamaican

June 18, 2016


June 6, 2016

Schenectady County Legislature Approves Upgrades to Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail

June 14, 2016

Hillside View Gets State Approval, $19.4 Million Investment in Hamilton Hill

June 14, 2016

Schenectady IDA's Score Well in New State Report

June 8, 2016

Statement by Schenectady County Officials on CDTC Project Funding

June 2, 2016

Slidin' Dirty To Open 2nd Location In Downtown Schenectady

June 1, 2016

Mopco Buys 10 North Jay Street -- New Studios and Performance Space will Boost Arts and Entertainment in Downtown Schenectady

May 17, 2016

Schenectady County Announces SummerNight 2016!

Grammy Nominated 90's Band the Gin Blossoms to Headline

May 12, 2016

$28 Million Investment Will Revitalize Long Vacant Shopping Center in Rotterdam

May 11, 2016

Metroplex, Capital Region Land Bank Team Up to Renovate Former Copper Keg building on Eastern Avenue

May 11, 2016

City housing projects move forward

May 8, 2016

Groundbreaking held for Allen Apartments complex

May 6, 2016

2 Schenectady Building Plans Near Approval

Apartments, restaurant, homes and retail, office space on drawing board

May 5, 2016

Developer gambles on great location

May 5, 2016

Capital Region Land Bank Boosts Rotterdam Junction

May 4, 2016


April 21, 2016

Statement by Mayor Gary McCarthy on 132 and 136 Broadway

April 15, 2016

Metroplex Board Okays New Office Building at Mohawk Harbor

April 13, 2016

Free Parking During Sold-Out Lion King Matinee Thursday

April 12, 2016


845 Commons in Schenectady to be honored

April 8, 2016

Media Advisory Nicholaus Building Update

April 5, 2016

Media Advisory Nicholaus Building Update

April 4, 2016

Land Bank Approves Side Lot Sales, Renovations and New Construction to Boost Schenectady Neighborhoods

April 1, 2016

Media Advisory Nicholaus Building Update

April 4, 2016

Rivers Casino & Resort Now Accepting Resumes for Select Open Positions

March 30, 2016

New wine bar specializes in family vintages

Capoccia ferments what it serves

March 28, 2016

Schenectady County Legislature to Hold Public Hearing on the Addition of Three Parcels to County Agricultural District

March 24, 2016

Destination: Schenectady Hochul visits, says Electric City is going places

March 16, 2016

Schenectady County to Distribute $3.6 million in 2015 Sales Tax Revenue through the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority Enabling Legislation

March 14, 2016

Schenectady County Legislature to Lease Former Duane Branch Library for Boxing, Fitness and Training Center

March 7, 2016

Electric City Innovation Center Launches in Downtown Schenectady

March 8, 2016

Schenectady County Legislature to Honor Alco Heritage at Mohawk Harbor New Waterfront Trail Will Honor Alco's Role in Transportation and Military History

March 7, 2016

DSIC and Chamber Announce Success of 11th Annual Schenectady Restaurant Week

March 7, 2016

River Street Building to be Renovated as Work Continues at Nearby Mohawk Harbor Site

March 3, 2016

Schenectady County Tourism Lands Two Conferences More Meetings and Conferences Coming to Downtown

February 29, 2016

Mayor McCarthy Announces Sale of Six Properties for $277,500

February 9, 2016

2015 Report to County Legislature

February 4, 2016

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Celebrates Start of Construction with Ceremonial Groundbreaking

February 3, 2016

Clarkson University Capital Region Campus Opens in Schenectady, N.Y.

February 1, 2016

Capital Region Land Bank Ready to Go with 19 More Demos in Schenectady

January 28, 2016

STS Steel to Buy Peek Street Site

January 20, 2016

GE to Invest in Facility Upgrades to Enhance GE Campus in Schenectady

January 20, 2016

Business eyes Church St. plots

County Legislature votes to sell pair of parcels held by SCCC

January 16, 2016

Mohawk Harbor has Moody's feeling positive about city

January 16, 2016

New Center City Celebrates Five Years of Success in Downtown Schenectady

January 15, 2016

$30 Million Project for Former Auto Junkyard Site in Niskayuna

Riverfront Property to Go from Auto Scrap to Upscale Housing

January 11, 2016

Captech expands in Schenectady County

January 4, 2016

61 Pilots Administered by Metroplex Generate $15.88 Million in Revenues for Local Governments in Schenectady County

December 30, 2015

BizLab to welcome Furlocity

December 18, 2015

Statements from Schenectady County Leaders and New York BizLab Regarding Start-Up New York Announcement

December 16, 2015

Schenectady County Retains Aa1 Moody's Bond Rating

Highest Rating Held by Any County in NYS

December 10, 2015

Betting on 'wow factor'

Company hopes upscale hotel will draw more people to Schenectady

November 18, 2015

New $20 Million Electric City Apartments Underway

November 16, 2015

Seneca Building returning to its former glory

Apartments expected to be ready for occupancy by next summer

November 16, 2015

Schenectady County Announces Annual 30-Day Review Period to Enroll Property in County Agricultural District

November 12, 2015

New Tenants Dollar Tree and Smashburger Coming to ShopRite Square in Niskayuna, NY

November 5, 2015

REVA Selects Schenectady County Airport for Northeast Flight Operations Center

Company Operates Largest Fleet of Aero-Medical Aircraft in North America

November 5, 2015

Schenectady County Community College Holds Ribbon Cutting and Tour of Kindl Building

Building to House the College's Workforce Development Program

November 5, 2015

"Zombie" Property at 738 Albany Street Slated for Demolition

October 30, 2015


Project to be Bid in January, Construction Set to Start in Spring

October 30, 2015

Groundbreaking for New Courtyard by Marriott Hotel at Mohawk Harbor

October 26, 2015


October 22, 2015

"Live In Schenectady" Investors Commit $1.5 Million to Turn Vacant Lots/Buildings into New Homes

15 Investors and Four Banks Join Effort to Rebuild Schenectady Neighborhooods

October 20, 2015

Mayor McCarthy: Five More Demolitions to Continue Neighborhood Progress

October 16, 2015

Metroplex Board Acts on Parking, Brownfield Clean-Up and Funding for More Neighborhood Improvements

October 14, 2015

$15 Million Investment: Former Draper High School to Become Draper Lofts

October 13, 2015

More Improvements Underway at Glenville Business and Technology Park

October 9, 2015

Schenectady County Expands Renewable Energy Program and Officially Opens New Solar Farm

October 8, 2015

Capital Region Land Bank, Social Enterprise and Training (SEAT) Center and Saint-Gobain Partner to Renovate Home in Schenectady

October 6, 2015

Mayor Gary McCarthy Announces Proposed 2016 City of Schenectady Budget

October 1, 2015


September 29, 2015

SCCC Wins $3 Million Federal Grant

Over Five Years, Training Grant Could Total $15 Million

September 29, 2015

Eating out on Schenectady's State Street

August 25, 2015

Zero fiscal stress for Schenectady

September 25, 2015

Mayor McCarthy Announces City of Schenectady to Sell Eight Properties for $94,950

September 25, 2015

Capital Region Land Bank Ready to Go with 11 More Demos in Schenectady

September 23, 2015

Statement by Metroplex Chair Ray Gillen on Pending Sale of Wink

September 22, 2015

Capoccia Vineyards and Winery to Open Retail Store and Wine Tasting Facility in Downtown Schenectady

September 18, 2015

Furlocity Approved to Participate in START-UP NY Program

Premier Online Pet Reservation Company to Benefit from Tax-Free Incentive Program with Move to Schenectady, New York

September 17, 2015

Statements from Schenectady County Legislature Chair Anthony Jasenski and Schenectady County Community College President Dr. Steady Moono Regarding Start-Up New York Announcements

September 17, 2015

Statement by Mayor Gary McCarthy and Anthony Jasenski, Chairman of the Schenectady County Legislature, on GE Actions Due to Failure by Congress to Reauthorize Export-Import Bank

September 15, 2015

$18 Million Renovation of Former Schenectady YMCA Approved by Historic Commission

September 15, 2015

Mayor Gary R. McCarthy Announces State Street Demo Begins Today

September 14, 2015

Albany Medical Center Announces Plans to Expand Services and Partnerships in Schenectady County with a State-of-the-Art Ambulatory Care Center in Niskayuna

Slated to Open in 2016, Facility Will Offer Outpatient Surgery, Endoscopy, Urgent Care Center and More

September 14, 2015

Galesi Group to Build New 100,000 Square Foot Warehouse in Rotterdam

September 9, 2015

Mayor Gary R. McCarthy Announces Plan for Next Round of Demolition in Schenectady

Ten Additional Structures to Be Demolished In Coming Weeks

September 8, 2015

Lottery Rewards to Locate In New York BizLab

"Phase 1 is complete," Civitella says

August 20, 2015

Albany Distilling Picks Yates Street in Downtown Schenectady for New Operation

Building at 10-12 Yates Street will be Renovated

August 20, 2015

Governor Cuomo Announces Project to Replace Rexford Bridge Over Mohawk River

New Bridge Will Greatly Decrease Congestion and Improve Safety

August 18, 2015

City seeks to sell Erie Blvd. site

August 17, 2015

School taxes decline

August 15, 2015

Work begins on mall aquarium, fun zone

August 15, 2015

Building on the past

Developer vows mixed-use Foster project will pay homage to historic hotel, Railway space

August 14, 2015

1,000 smile on State Street for event aimed at promoting city's positives

August 12, 2015

Let the good times roll

BrewCycle set to launch in city next week

August 13, 2015

Metroplex Board Meeting Cancelled

August 10, 2015

Route 5S Bike Trail Crossing Improvements in Rotterdam to Begin August 10th

August 6, 2015

Station coming down this winter

July 31, 2015

Metroplex Board Moves forward with Robinson Block, New Amtrak Station, Parking Garage Upgrades in Schenectady

July 29, 2015


July 23, 2015


Chamber of Schenectady County endorses Fiorello Pharmaceuticals' medical marijuana manufacturing facility in Glenville

July 14, 2015

Land Bank Provides Demolition Schedule

July 8, 2015

Rivers Casino to Hold Job Opportunity Fair and Vendor Forum at Schenectady County Community College

Learn about careers in the casino industry; explore available resources for job readiness and educational programs

July 6, 2015

Schenectady County to Host 2015 Best Tasting Drinking Water Competition

Local Municipalities Do Battle in Taste Test Set at Downtown Farmers Market

June 30, 2015


June 30, 2015

Schenectady County Breaks Ground on New Phyllis Bornt Branch Library and Family Literacy Center

June 25, 2015

Proctors congratulates the region on Breathing Lights success

June 24, 2015

Persian Bite Finds New Home in Downtown Schenectady

June 24, 2015

Metroplex Board Meeting Rescheduled

June 24, 2015

Mayor Gary R. McCarthy Marks Start of Demolition at 701 Congress Street

Four Additional Structures to Be Demolished In Coming Weeks

June 23, 2015

Website offers glimpse at project

June 23, 2015


June 11, 2015

Metroplex Board Okays Two Corridor Upgrade Projects

June 10, 2015

Metroplex Board Approves Two Neighborhood Boosting Projects in Schenectady

June 10, 2015

International Retail Developer has Major Renovation Plans for Rotterdam Square Mall

Plans for $10 million investment in the property, creating Family Entertainment Zone and Aquarium

June 10, 2015

Schenectady County Celebrates the Official Unveiling of the New Library Plaza and Re-Dedication of Library Sculpture

June 9, 2015

Proctors and An American in Paris win big at the Tony Awards

June 8, 2015

Latest Renderings of Rivers Casino Released

June 4, 2015

Schenectady Officials Announce $14 Million Investment for Albany Street

June 2, 2015

POSTMKTG Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting

June 2, 2015

Developer eyes a 'natural' step

Roth has plans for old Honda site

June 2, 2015

$500,000 to Fund Housing Renovations in City Neighborhoods

Schenectady receives Grant from New York State Affordable Housing Corporation

May 29, 2015

Furlocity Establishes Headquarters in the Capital Region

Premier Online Pet Reservation Company Signs Eight-Year Lease in Downtown Schenectady, New York

May 26, 2015

Harbor project taking shape

Planning Commission approves apartment, condominium phase

May 21, 2015

Metroplex Board Okays Funding to Help Schenectady County Compete for Meetings and Conferences

Also Approves Land Transfer for New Train Station and Funding for Legere Armory

May 20, 2015

Esmeralda Jewelry Finds New Home in Downtown Schenectady

May 20, 2015

Mayor Gary McCarthy Announces Ten More Blighted Houses to Go as Schenectady Continues Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts

May 19, 2015

Schenectady IDAs Score Well in New State Report

May 19, 2015


Local veterans and active duty servicepersons being recognized from May to November

May 15, 2015

TransTech Systems move to Niskayuna Commerce Park planned

TransTech decides to remain in region at Niskayuna park

May 13, 2015

First Book to put 500,000 new books into the hands of children from a Niskayuna warehouse

May 14 events include warehouse tour, press conference, distribution to students

May 14, 2015

Metroplex Board Meeting Rescheduled

May 6, 2015

Schenectady County Announces New Family Dollar Store for State Street

Will Join New Library Branch & Literacy Center to Boost Neighborhood Revitalization

May 4, 2015

Build success on brownfield

May 4, 2015

A city transformed into a 'role model'

Lieutenant governor lauds revitalization

April 29, 2015

Statement by Schenectady County IDA on OSC Report

April 28, 2015

Mayor Gary McCarthy Announces Sale of Eight Properties for $182,400

April 24, 2015

Rivers Casino & Resort to Open Information Center in Downtown Schenectady

Offices in Center City will serve as point of coordination during construction of Rivers Casino & Resort at Mohawk Harbor

April 23, 2015

Mayor McCarthy Unveils New Website to Showcase All City and Land Bank-owned Properties in Partnership with the Capital Region Land Bank

April 23, 2015


Project will allow increased production and create 20 new jobs

April 22, 2015

Schenectady County to Host Public Meeting to Discuss Bike Trail Project

April 21, 2015

New York City software company puts down roots in Schenectady

April 15, 2015

The armory becomes a busy place again

April 15, 2015


Total includes $25,000 in matching funds from Neil & Jane Golub

April 15, 2015

Capital Region Land Bank Issues RFQ for 17 Properties

9 Properties to Be Demolished, 8 to be Prepped for Resale and Renovation

April 15, 2015

ICPD Moving to Downtown Schenectady

April 14, 2015


Governor asked U.S. Small Business Administration to take immediate action on securing loans

April 10, 2015

Mayor Gary McCarthy announces Schenectady to Receive $56,250 in Funding for the Creation of an Urban Bike Infrastructure Master Plan

March 24, 2015

State OKs Harbor Project

Canal Corp. issues permit to widen, work within river

March 5, 2015

New Siena College Research Institute Survey Shows Strong Support for Redevelopment Efforts in Downtown Schenectady

February 27, 2015

Harbor Hurdle Cleared

Army Corps signs off on river project

February 26, 2015

Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority approves proposal for new 20,000 square foot mixed-use building in Scotia

Office and retail space to be owned and managed by Mazzone Hospitality

February 11, 2015


February 6, 2015

Schenectady County Legislature and Capital Region Land Bank Fight Blight in Rotterdam

February 4, 2015

2014 Report to the Schenectady County Legislature

February 4, 2015

New York BizLab's First Tenant, SureDone, Approved in Start-Up NY

January 28, 2015


January 20, 2015


January 16, 2015

Curry Road Developer Closes Land Deal in Rotterdam

Metroplex Support for Demolition and Site Prep

January 14, 2015

2014 'a very good year'

Mayor touts downtown development, demolitions, casino plan

January 13, 2015

Lower State Street is looking up

Casino, building projects part of plan to help downtown rise

January 10, 2015

53 Pilots Administered by Metroplex Generated $14.83 Million in Revenues for Local Governments in Schenectady County in 2014

January 8, 2015

Atlantic Development Plans $6 million Retail Project at State and Brandywine in Schenectady

January 5, 2015

Mayor Gary McCarthy Announces City to Sell 18 Properties for $340,500

Sales Mark a Strong Close to 2014 for the Mayor's Home Ownership Made Easy in Schenectady (HOMES) Program

December 29, 2014

Mayor Gary McCarthy Marks Start of Demolition at 1150 Cutler Street and Continues $7 million City Neighborhood Revitalization Effort

December 22, 2014

Ellis Medicine to Boost Pilot Payment on Medical Arts Building at McClellan Campus

December 22, 2014

Cuomo: Project a 'home run'

Governor visits city, says casino proposal 'deserved to win'

December 19, 2014


Governor Joins Local Leaders to Highlight New Jobs and Investment Coming to Regions as a Result of New Resort Gaming Destinations

December 18, 2014

Schenectady County to See Increased Savings through Expanded Solar Panel Project

December 16, 2014

GE's campus upgrade all about first impressions

Company seeks more-welcoming space

December 16, 2014

Agency raises county bond rating

Moody's removes negative outlook

December 16, 2014

$60M awarded for development

$1.6M dedicated to lower State Street

December 12, 2014

Jbis Contemporary Modern Art Gallery is now open in Downtown Schenectady

Jbis Contemporary Open House will showcase this

December 11, 2014

Park part of Eastern Ave. revitalization efforts

December 11, 2014

Tonko Highlights Full Funding for Scotia Navy Depot in Omnibus Bill

December 10, 2014

Developer plans more office space

Highbridge Broadway properties

December 10, 2014

Mayor Gary McCarthy Announces More Demolition, New Construction Continues Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts in Schenectady

December 8, 2014

I-890 trouble spot targeted

Project to include ramp changes at tricky Exit 4

December 5, 2014

City of Schenectady to Sell 11 properties for $226,500

Brings new Owner-Occupants to City as part of Mayor McCarthy's HOMES Program

November 25, 2014

More Demos Slated for Schenectady

Nine Blighted Buildings to Come Down

November 18, 2014

Cleanup of final Broadway site set for spring

November 18, 2014

Pioneer plans branch downtown

November 18, 2014

City's First CircleComing

November 18, 2014

Studio 4 Brings New Wellness Options to Downtown Schenectady

Studio 4 Hot Yoga and Pilates Open House Offers a Full Day of Free Classes and Fitness Activities

November 17, 2014

Checking back in

Parker Inn sees occupancy jump after Mazzone makeover

November 11, 2014

Incubator aids city's rebirth

NYBizLab getting set to house several startup companies

November 10, 2014

Office-residential project proposed

Smaller building across Broadway is thriving

November 4, 2014

One of America's Premier Two-Year College Music Programs Teams With Top Four-Year Programs in Seamless Transfer Agreements

SCCC's School of Music Builds Momentum With New $3.9M Building

November 6, 2014

Metroplex Board Meeting Cancelled

November 3, 2014

Houses on the Hill

Developer looks to bring new life to needy neighborhood

October 26, 2014

Governor Cuomo Announces $70 Million in Funding for 68 Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects

October 28, 2014

Metroplex Board Approves SEQRA for Mohawk Harbor including Rivers Casino & Resort

New Double Tree Hotel and NYBiz Lab Projects Also Approved Bringing $15 million in New Investment to Downtown Schenectady

October 22, 2014


October 21, 2014

With Pledge, Schenectady County Community College Moves Forward With Kindl Building Renovations

October 20, 2014

Schenectady/ Amsterdam Win Land Bank Funding

$3 Million Grant for Capital Region Land Bank from Attorney General Schneiderman Will Boost Neighborhoods

October 15, 2014

Schenectady County Holds Foreclosed Property Auction

Continues Efforts to Streamline Government and Add Property to Tax Rolls

October 14, 2014

Schenectady County Community College Chosen for Nationwide Grant to Expand Health Care Training

October 9, 2014

Mazzone Hospitality to manage operations of Parker Inn & Suites in Schenectady

October 8, 2014

Norstar and Metroplex Agree to Work Together to Renovate YMCA in Downtown Schenectady

October 8, 2014

Schenectady County Buys Property to Move Family Literacy Center and Library Branch Plan Forward

October 6, 2014

Schenectady County Host Inaugural Battle of the Bands in Downtown Schenectady

September 24, 2014

Foodie event brings wing lovers to downtown Schenectady

New restaurants to join Wing Walk this year

September 24, 2014

Old Dominion Ribbon Cutting

September 18, 2014

Proctors marquee "unveiled"

Renovated sign pairs iconic design with up-to-date digital imagery

September 15, 2014

Metroplex Approves CTDI Funding

September 10, 2014

New Courtyard by Marriott to be built at Mohawk Harbor

Hotel will Launch $150 million Riverfront Project in Schenectady

September 2, 2014

Parking Lot to Reopen Tuesday, September 2

August 28, 2014

NYS Approves Schenectady County Agricultural District

August 29, 2014

Metroplex Board Approves Facade Project at 140 Erie Boulevard Robinson Block Sale Process Begins, Proctors Grant Work Approved Final Approval for Foster Building, Former Grand Union in Rotterdam

August 13, 2014

Metroplex Board Completes Review for Mohawk Harbor Project

August 13, 2014


August 1, 2014

Richmor Aviation 'Steel Up' Ceremony for New Hangar at Schenectady County Airport

July 31, 2014

Preservation League Announces Building Selections for Industrial Heritage Reuse Project

Albany, Montgomery, Rensselaer and Schenectady County Properties Chosen for Studies

July 16, 2014

Former Grand Union on Hamburg Street to Receive $2 Million Renovation

Superior Business Products to Occupy 25,000 Square Feet

July 16, 2014

Glenville Independent Senior Living Community Launches Construction

July 15, 2014

Governor Cuomo Announces 100 Businesses Led by GE to Join $500 Million Partnership with State to Develop Next-Generation Power Electronics, Creating Thousands of Jobs in Capital Region and Upstate

GE leads Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium to develop next generation of materials and processes used on wide band gap semiconductors in partnership with SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

July 15, 2014

Metroplex Board Approves Sale of Foster Building

Troy Developers Select Schenectady for Next Project

July 9, 2014

Mayor Gary McCarthy Announces Schenectady Bike Share Week

July 3, 2014

Lower State Street Update

July 1, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Announce Schenectady County Airport To Receive More Than $181,000 In DOT Funding

Department of Transportation Funding Will Be Used To Design Critical Infrastructure Improvements at the Airport

June 24, 2014

Schenectady County Farmers' Market Adds Third Location

Sheridan Plaza to Host Friday Market

June 18, 2014

SCCC Board of Trustees Supports Rivers Casino & Resort at Mohawk Harbor

June 16, 2014

Schenectady County Legislature Chair Anthony Jasenski Thanks Governor Cuomo for Funding for Road Safety Project on Hamburg Street

June 12, 2014

More Loft Apartments for Downtown Schenectady

$1.3 million Investment, 10 Loft Apartments and Ground Floor Retail Space

June 11, 2014

Schenectady County, Niskayuna and the City of Schenectady Receive $4.6 Million in CDTC Funding to Improve Roads and Trails in City, Niskayuna, and Rotterdam

June 6, 2014

Schenectady County Community College Receives State Approval for START-UP NY Campus Plan

June 5, 2014

Schenectady Business Owners Back Rivers Casino & Resort at Mohawk Harbor

June 4, 2014

Metroplex Board Approves Four Projects

May 21, 2014

Rivers Casino at Mohawk Harbor, A Premier Entertainment Destination, Unveiled for Schenectady's Historic Riverfront

May 20, 2014

Schenectady IDAs Score Well in New State Report

May 14, 2014


April 25, 2014

Key Building on Lower Union Street Gets Facade Upgrade with Help from Metroplex

April 25, 2014

New Starbucks Coming to ShopRite Square in Niskayuna, NY

Cafe to occupy new outparcel building at repositioned shopping center

April 8, 2014

Metroplex Board Meeting Rescheduled

April 7, 2014

Schumer, Tonko Praise Funding for Scotia Navy Depot in President's Budget - Call For Senate & House to Fulfill Critical Funding Request

April 3, 2014

Proctors Reveals Outstanding Slate of Hit Shows for 2014-2015 Key Private Bank Broadway Series

April 3, 2014

Proctors CEO Philip Morris, Senator Elizabeth Little and Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara thank Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders for inclusion of the Upstate Musical and Theatrical Production Tax Credit in the 2014-15 New York State Budget

March 31, 2014


Invention Company Expansion Will Create 180 New Jobs

March 27, 2014

Schenectady County to Host Public Meeting to Discuss Proposed Trail Crossing Improvements in Rotterdam

March 24, 2014

Community Loan Fund Opens Office in Schenectady

March 20, 2014

Niskayuna Glass Expands

March 13, 2014

Former MVP Building Back in Business

March 12, 2014

Free Parking This Thursday March 13 Starting at Noon in Downtown Schenectady

March 11, 2014

Two Upper Union Street Stores Expand

February 27, 2014

Schenectady Restaurant Week 2014 Runs February 24 - March 2

February 13, 2014

Schenectady Land Bank Sells First Property

February 13, 2014

2014 Report to the Schenectady County Legislature

February 4, 2014

Buzz Media Solutions Relocates to Downtown Schenectady Due To Growing Business Opportunities and Recent Major Economic Investments

January 30, 2014


Pennsylvania-based communications service firm chose New York for its new facility, creating 150 new jobs in Schenectady County

January 29, 2014

Metroplex Board Approves Five Projects on Eastern Avenue

Working with New Land Bank, Development Moves Forward

January 15, 2014

47 Pilots Administered by Metroplex Generate $14.18 Million in Revenues for Local Governments in Schenectady County

December 20, 2013

Velocity Print Solutions to Expand in Glenville

December 17, 2013

Capital Region Economic Development Council Awarded Top Performer and Receives $82.8 Million for 100 Projects

December 12, 2013

Metroplex Board Meeting Rescheduled

December 5, 2013

Luxury Apartments and New Business Contributes to Revitalization of Downtown Schenectady

November 20, 2013

Railex Will Open Corporate Offices in Downtown Schenectady

November 14, 2013

Metroplex Board Approves Purchase of Olender Building and Robinson Site

November 13, 2013

State Grant Will Help Schenectady Land Bank Move Forward

October 29, 2013

General Electric Investment Cause for Cheers not Fears

October 29, 2013

Traffic Advisory

October 25, 2013

County CRC Approves Facade Upgrade for 519 State Street and Demo Funds for Niskayuna Project

October 11, 2013

Transfinder's President Announces Ribbon Cutting of New $7 Million Headquarters in Downtown Schenectady

October 10, 2013

Metroplex Board Approves Four Projects

October 9, 2013

New Owner, New Facade for 1611-1613 Union Street

October 8, 2013

Nico's Roof Top Tavern Soars over Downtown Schenectady

September 24, 2013

CMS to Expand at Schenectady County Business Center

September 20, 2013

Mayor Gary McCarthy, Councilwoman Leesa Perazzo Announce New Anti-Graffiti Effort in Schenectady

September 19, 2013

Metroplex Completes Clean-Up of Former McDonalds Site in Scotia

September 17, 2013

Land Bank Offers First Property For Sale

August 30, 2013

Capital Living and Rehabilitation Centres Opens New Skilled Nursing Facility

August 22, 2013

Metroplex Board Approves Four Bids to Boost Infrastructure in Downtown Schenectady

Facade Project on Eastern Avenue Also Approved

August 14, 2013

Schenectady County Legislature Approves Resolution for Family Literacy Center and Library Branch on State Street

August 14, 2013

County CRC Approves Facade Upgrade for 519 State Street

August 9, 2013

Traffic Advisory

August 9, 2013

Schenectady County Breaks Ground on New Unified Communications Center

August 7, 2013

SilverGraphics to Expand at Schenectady County Business Center

July 26, 2013

Marcella's in Schenectady Ranks as 81st Largest Appliance Retailer in United States

Company Moves Up Two Spots in National Ranking as Appliance Sales Increase

July 16, 2013

Schenectady County Moves Forward with Infrastructure Projects in Glenville

July 10, 2013

Schenectady Metroplex Board Meeting Cancelled

July 10, 2013

Four New Businesses Open in Downtown Schenectady

July 8, 2013

Major Upgrade Planned for 515 State Street

Niskayuna Investor Plans New Apartments, Retail Space on Proctors Block

June 27, 2013

Upgrades for Marquees at Proctors and New Median for SCCC

Two Projects Approved by Metroplex Board

June 26, 2013

Clean Energy Company Auterra Expanding to Schenectady County

June 26, 2013

Schenectady County Sees Summer Savings through Solar Panel Project

June 24, 2013

Turbine Firm Leases Space at Glenville Business and Technology Park

GE Turbines Built in Schenectady Return Home for Modernization

May 22, 2013

Town, County, Metroplex Agree on Plan to Extend Sewer Service to Burdeck Street in Rotterdam

May 14, 2013

Metroplex Board Approves Four Projects

May 8, 2013

Construction Plans Submitted for First New Building at Curry Road Plaza

New Trustco Branch will lead Redevelopment Effort

May 7, 2013

Old Dominion Selects Schenectady County for New Facility

$8.35 Million Investment Headed to Glenville

April 24, 2013

National Grid Provides $40k Grant to Ener-G-Rotors to Assist in Development of Revolutionary, Energy-Saving GEN4 Appliance

April 22, 2013

Groundbreaking Held for Niskayuna 'Neighborhood Market'

Smaller Store Format Will Focus on Groceries; Employ up to 90 Associates. First of its kind in upstate New York

April 22, 2013

Metroplex Board Supports Stratton Air Guard Base, Moves Forward with Lower State Street Upgrades

April 10, 2013

Village of Scotia Upgrades Continue

Facade Project on Mohawk Avenue Ready to Roll

April 5, 2013

Schenectady County IDA Approves Expansion at EMI Guide Rail in Rotterdam

April 3, 2013

New Jet Hangar at Schenectady County Airport

April 2, 2013

Potratz Partners Advertising Transforms New Location in Schenectady

March 29, 2013

Metroplex and McDonald's Agree to Sale of Scotia Site

Project Will Boost Redevelopment in Village of Scotia

March 20, 2013

Scotia Manor Luxury Apartments Opening in Scotia

March 1, 2013

Schenectady Restaurant Week Generates Quarter-Million-Dollar Economic Impact

February 28, 2013

Proctors Announces Five-Year Partnership to be the Summer Home for Cirque Eloize Performances and Educational Camps

February 26, 2013

Schenectady County Community College To Begin 201 State Street Renovations

New Location to House Workforce Development Programs

February 25, 2013

Mayor Gary McCarthy Announces Sale of 151 Lafayette Street

More Downtown Development Planned

February 12, 2013

Captech Logistics Selects Schenectady County for 43,000 Square Foot 3PL Facility

February 12, 2013

More Development Headed to Lower State Street in Downtown Schenectady

Former Spencer Business School Building to Be Converted to Loft Apartments

February 8, 2013

More Tenants Headed to ShopRite Square in Niskayuna

February 6, 2013

2013 Report to the Schenectady County Legislature

February 5, 2013

Work Begins on Federal Clean-Up of Former Navy Depot Site in Glenville

February 1, 2013

Schenectady County Community College Graduates New Professionals of the Growing Health Care Industry

Students Graduate from SCCC's HPOG Program

January 31, 2013

Schenectady County Community College Completes Expansion at Center City Location

SCCC Utilizes Second Floor of State Street Building

January 29, 2013

Schenectady County Community College Partners with Albany County to Bring Students to Downtown Albany

Albany County to Provide Space in County Building Creating New Education Opportunities for Region

January 17, 2013

$2 Million Galesi Group Investment in Building 14 at Rotterdam Corporate Park

Sale of Former State Bakery and Warehouse in Rotterdam Will be Completed in 2014

January 16, 2013

More Loft Apartments Planned for Downtown Schenectady

$2 Million Project will Renovate Former Window Factory in Stockade

January 15, 2013

$25 Million Renovation of 845 Broadway in Downtown Schenectady to Get Underway as New York State Approves Tax Credit Allocation

January 14, 2013

Schenectady County Announces Annual Review Period to Request Inclusion in County Agricultural District

January 2, 2013

Railex and Transfinder: Two Schenectady County Projects Receive Regional Council Awards

December 19, 2012

Two Vacant Houses to be Demolished Part of City-wide Effort to Bolster Neighborhoods

December 14, 2012

Schenectady County Community College Receives $100,000 Grant for Last Year's Hurricane Irene Repairs

December 13, 2012

Schenectady Metroplex Board Meeting Cancelled

December 11, 2012

Schumer Launches Plan to Continue Revitalization of Schenectady Landmarks Like ALCO Site, Robinson Furniture & Foster Hotel - Pushes for Expansion & Extension of Fed Tax Credits Critical to Rehabilitate & Bring New Life to Buildings, Like Center City

Schumer Tours Center City With Local Developers and Pushes Two-Pronged Plan to Spur Development of Dozens of Vacant and Underused Historic Buildings & Sites Throughout Schenectady for New Businesses

December 10, 2012

Contractor Rehab Program Moves Forward in Schenectady

Part of Mayor McCarthy's HOMES Program - House on Myers Alley to Start Rehab Work

December 10, 2012

Governor Cuomo Announces $2.9 Million in Grants to Support New York State's Military Installations

NYS Military Bases Account for More than 10,000 Jobs and Nearly $2 Billion in Economic Impace

November 30, 2012

Metroplex Facade Program Supports Restoration Work at 108 Union Street in Stockade

November 28, 2012

Weekend Crowds Boost Downtown Schenectady

November 19, 2012

51 Pilots Administered by Metroplex Generate $9.23 Million in Revenues for Local Governments in Schenectady County

November 15, 2012

Metroplex Board Approves Two Projects

November 14, 2012

Mexican Radio Confirms Plans for Schenectady Location

Major Upgrade Planned for 325 State Street

October 15, 2012

Former Curry Road Plaza Buildings to Face Wrecking Ball

Four New Buildings Planned for Vacant Retail Site/$20 Million Investment to Boost Rotterdam and Schenectady County

October 10, 2012

Metroplex Board Meeting Rescheduled

October 9, 2012

Bus Station Upgrade Moves Forward

October 3, 2012

Transformation Continues at Schenectady County Community College

October 2, 2012

JJT Empire Will Establish Office in Downtown Schenectady

October 2, 2012

Thermoplastic Crosswalk to Link Metroplex Garage and Proctors

September 25, 2012

Vale Trail Moves Forward with Funding from County CRC, Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club and Fleet Feet Sports

September 25, 2012

Schenectady County Community College Unveils Expanded Music Building

SCCC Music Building Includes Recording Studios, Classrooms, Offices and Community Spaces

September 12, 2012

Metroplex Moves Forward with More Improvements in Downtown Schenectady

September 12, 2012

Northeast Parent & Child Society's YouthBuild Schenectady Receives $1.1 Million Federal Grant to Prepare 72 Young Adults for In-Demand Careers

September 10, 2012

Niskayuna Wins Best Tasting Drinking Water In The State

State Finals Were Held at New York State Fair in Syracuse

August 30, 2012

Former Friendly's to Make Way for More Tenants at ShopRite Square in Niskayuna

August 29, 2012

Walmart Neighborhood Market Coming to Niskayuna

Smaller Store Format Will Focus on Groceries; Employ 90 Associates; First of its Kind to be Announced in New York State

August 24, 2012

Mallozzi Family to Open New Restaurant in Downtown Schenectady

Johnny's at Center City will Overlook Proctors

August 23, 2012

Metroplex Scores A+ Bond Rating from Standard and Poor's

Moody's Assigns A1 Rating

August 13, 2012

Schenectady County Celebrates Grand Opening of New Children's Wing and Central Library Expansion

July 30, 2012

Statement by Ray Gillen, Chair, Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority,

July 24, 2012

Renovation Work Begins for New ExecuStay Suites at Parker Inn in Downtown Schenectady

July 23, 2012

Metroplex Moves Forward with $3 Million Project

More Upscale Housing Planned for Downtown Schenectady

July 18, 2012

Benchemark Printing to Expand in Schenectady

July 18, 2012

Schenectady Museum to Transform into Regional Science Center With Addition of New Internationally Known Exhibition and Educational Partnerships

July 16, 2012

Schenectady County Capital Resource Corporation Approves Bond for Ellis Medicine

July 13, 2012

Fix Erie Now Website Provides Project Updates

July 12, 2012

GE to Expand Battery Start-Up in New York's Capital Region

Commits additional $70MM investment to double capacity, adding 100 more jobs; Announces order for 6,000 breakthrough batteries

July 10, 2012

2012 Schenectady County Best Tasting Drinking Water Competition

Local Municipalities Do Battle in Taste Test Set at Downtown Farmers Market

June 27, 2012

Statement by Economic Development Committee Chairperson Marty Finn on Recharge NY Allocation to Adirondack Beverages

June 25, 2012

Town of Rotterdam, Schenectady County and Schalmont Central School District to Vote Tonight on GE Tax Agreement

June 20, 2012

Schenectady County Announces Opening of New Trail Access to the Plotterkill Preserve

June 14, 2012

Schenectady Welcomes Workers' Compensation Board Employees to 328 State Street

June 13, 2012

Town of Rotterdam Seeks Bidders for Curry Road Plaza

June 13, 2012

Schenectady County IDA Approves Dimension Fabricators Expansion

June 1, 2012

ITR America Picks Rotterdam Corporate Park for Northeast Distribution Center

May 29, 2012

Granola Company Featured at Greenmarket Sets Up Shop in Schenectady

May 22, 2012

Land Bank is Approved by Empire State Development for City and County of Schenectady and City of Amsterdam

May 17, 2012

Maddalone and Partners Complete Renovation of 27 Lafayette Street as Work Continues on Union Square - More Residential Development in Downtown Schenectady

May 11, 2012

Statement from Schenectady County Legislator Marty Finn Regarding FY 2013 Defense Bill that Keeps Four C-130's in Glenville

May 10, 2012

DHA Triples in Size in Glenville

Schenectady County Loan Fund Helps Company Grow in Glenville

May 10, 2012

Adirondack Trailways Agrees to Upgrade Schenectady Station

Metroplex Board also Approves Facade Project on Lower Union Street and Matching Grant for Airport Business Park in Glenville

May 10, 2012

Schenectady IDA's Score Well in New State Report

May 2, 2012

Socha Management Plans New Office Building on Route 50 in Glenville

April 19, 2012

YMCA/Proctors offer childcare services for select events starting with MEMPHIS

YMCA program puts kids in safe hands

April 15, 2012

Schenectady County Legislature Continues Efforts to Protect Aquifer

Considers Legislation to Clean-Up Rotterdam Site and Dedicate as Parkland

April 3, 2012

Capital Living and Rehabilitation Centres Starts Construction of New $30 million Facility in Schenectady

April 3, 2012

Loft Apartments Planned for Downtown Schenectady

March 1, 2012

New $7.3 Million Senior Housing Planned for Glenville

February 29, 2012

Albany / Schenectady Ranked 4th Best for Jobs

February 28, 2012

New Erie Boulevard Ready to Roll

February 28, 2012

Schenectady County Community College Spring Enrollment Blossoms

February 27, 2012

Schenectady County Capital Resource Corporation Approves $14.4 Million in Bonds for Baptist Health System Expansion

February 24, 2012

British Firm to Open US Headquarters, Production/R&D Facility in Schenectady County

February 14, 2012

Local Governments Receive $3.3 Million in 2011 from Metroplex Sales Tax Revenue

February 8, 2012

2012 Report to the Schenectady County Legislature

February 8, 2012

GE Superbowl Ad Features Schenectady

February 8, 2012

Metroplex Board Meeting Cancellation

February 3, 2012

Schenectady County Sales Tax Collections Up 7.9% for 2011

January 31, 2012

Community Leaders Gather to Celebrate Official Opening of New Schenectady Heritage Area Visitors Center

Proctors Designated as TPA for Schenectady County

January 12, 2012

Metroplex Board Approves Three Projects

January 12, 2012

Metroplex Board Meeting Notice

January 6, 2012

AAA Northway HQ to Stay in Schenectady

December 14, 2011

ESD Board Approves Grants Leveraging More Than $18 Million in Investments to Retain and Create Jobs Across New York State

December 14, 2011

New Residential Project Will Start Construction on Union Street in Downtown Schenectady

December 13, 2011

Metroplex Board Meeting Notice

December 8, 2011

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Senate Passage of $20 Million for Schenectady Army Reserve Center From Key Senate Committee

December 2, 2011

Apostrophe Cafe at Proctors

Brings Fun, Food to Downtown Schenectady

November 10, 2011

Town/County Officials Celebrate Demolition of Long Vacant Kmart Plaza

14 Acre Site to Feature new Target Store and Additional Retail

November 4, 2011

United Group Joins Schenectady County Officials to Break Ground on New Student Housing for SCCC

$11 million Investment Helps College, Downtown Continue to Grow

November 2, 2011

Schenectady County Goes Solar

Solar Photovoltaic System to be installed on County Buildings

October 31, 2011

Upper Union Street Renovations Completed

Boosts Upper Union Street, Fast Growing Shopping and Dining Destination

October 28, 2011

Statement from Ray Gillen, Commissioner of Economic Development and Planning for Schenectady County and Chair of the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority

October 14, 2011

Agreement Reached with GSA to Clean-up Former Scotia Navy Depot Site

October 12, 2011

Work Gets Underway at Former Kmart Site in Glenville

Demolition Will Make Way for New $20 Million Retail Development

October 3, 2011

Dimension Fabricators Continues to Expand in Glenville, NY

Fast Growing Manufacturing Firm Builds Steel Products in Schenectady County that are Shipped to Customers Throughout the US and Canada

September 28, 2011

New Owner Plans to Rehab 414 Union Street

September 22, 2011

Affordable Home Loans, Financial Education Fosters Home Ownership

September 20, 2011

Schenectady County Community College To Host Grand Opening at Center City Location

September 12, 2011

Clean-Up Work to Start on Broadway Parking Lot in Downtown Schenectady

August 26, 2011

Adecco to Open Office at New Center City Building in Schenectady

August 25, 2011

Schenectady County Completes Sale of Former DSS Building on Nott Street

July 14, 2011

New Schenectady Heritage Area Visitors Center Headed for Proctors

June 20, 2011

Alco Museum on Track for Maxon Road

June 16, 2011

ShopRite to Hold Job Fair at Town Hall

Approximately 300 Full and Part-Time Jobs Opening at New Site

June 13, 2011

Transfinder's President Announces $4.2 Million Investment in State Street Building Renovation and Job Creation

High tech renovation of 440 State Street to create new corporate headquarters

June 9, 2011

Northeastern Fine Jewelry to expand Schenectady location; purchase of adjacent building will more than double size of current showroom

June 7, 2011

Schenectady County Transfers the former Marks Property to the Town of Duanesburg to Create a New Veterans Park

May 31, 2011

ShopRite Signs lease for New Supermarket in Niskayuna, NY

New Store Scheduled to Open in Fall 2011

May 18, 2011

Schenectady County Breaks Ground on Central Library Expansion

May 11, 2011

Statement by Schenectady Officials on Securing $4.1 Million in Federal Funding Needed to Complete New Rail Station

May 9, 2011

Upper Union Street Businesses Support Revised Upgrade Plan

Improvement Project Will Move Forward This Year for Fast Growing Business District

May 4, 2011

Metroplex Board Meeting Cancellation

May 4, 2011

SCCC Unveils Designs for New Music Building

April 28, 2011

Schenectady County Wins Two Green Innovation Grants

April 27, 2011

Metroplex Board Meeting Scheduled for April 29

April 25, 2011

Schenectady Wins Grant for New Gateway Plaza

Plans Proceed to Improve Lower State Street Near SCCC

March 31, 2011

Schenectady County to Expand Airport Business Park

March 29, 2011

CDTA Announces Launch of Upstate New York's First Bus Rapid Transit Service

March 28, 2011

2010 Census Shows Continued Growth in Schenectady County

March 24, 2011

SCCC Expands - New Center City Location Supports Health Care and Workforce Training

March 22, 2011

Key Private Bank Broadway Series at Proctors Brings Five Smash Hits to 2011-2012 Season

March 17, 2011

Foster Building Loses 596,000 Pounds

March 17, 2011

Recovery Sports Grill Officially Opens Newest Location in Rotterdam, NY

March 8, 2011

Schenectady County, NY (March 8, 2011) BBL Hospitality, an Albany, New York based multi-brand hotel and restaurant company, today held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the official opening of the Recovery Sports Grill at the intersection of Curry Road and Altamont Avenue in Rotterdam, NY.

Towns and Villages Get $3 Million from Schenectady County in 2010 From Metroplex SalesTax Revenue

February 22, 2011

Metroplex: Former Vacant Buildings, Lots, and Government-Owned Property Now Generating Revenues for Local Governments in Schenectady County

February 16, 2011

New Army Reserve Center in Niskayuna

Statement from Susan Savage, Chairwoman of the Schenectady County Legislature

February 15, 2011

Statement from Susan Savage, Chairwoman of the Schenectady County Legislature, Regarding President Obama's Inclusion of $20 million for a New Army Reserve Center in Niskayuna.

Final Phase of Upper Union Streetscape Project to Move Forward in 2011

February 7, 2011

Proctors and Mazzone Management showcase new downtown Schenectady performance and banquet facility

January 27, 2011

President O'Bama's Visit to GE in Schenectady Highlights the Role of Clean Energy Technology and Exports in US Job Creation

January 21, 2011

Recent GE Expansions in Schenectady County

January 20, 2011

Denny's Coming to Downtown Schenectady

January 20, 2011

Turbine orders spark GE hiring Up to 25 jobs expected; units headed for India

January 12, 2011

Target to take Kmart site in Glenville

Target has Glenville in its sights

December 9, 2010

County Will Give Land to Town for Veteran's Park

November 22, 2010

Hometown Health Receives $2.5 Million Grant from New York State Department of Health

November 17, 2010

Canal Corporation Announces Completion of Trail Segment in Schenectady County

October 28, 2010

Vacant Retail Site in Glenville to be Redeveloped

October 21, 2010

Pace Analytical Plans to Purchase Northeast Analytical

October 13, 2010

Metroplex Board Meeting Rescheduled

October 12, 2010

FedEx Freight back in Empire Zone

October 12, 2010

Union College to Improve Campus and Assist Community

Fee Paid by College to CRC will Support Local Economic Development Projects

October 8, 2010

Schenectady County Community College Wins $11.2 Million Grant to Train Professionals for New Jobs in Fast Growing Health Care Field

October 4, 2010

Excitement Builds over Streetscape Work

September 25, 2010

CDTA Gets State Grant for new Amtrak Station

September 28, 2010

Long Pond Village Pays PILOT

September 28, 2010

Bombers Burrito Bar Expands Schenectady Location

New LaPlaya Brings the Beach to Downtown Schenectady

September 16, 2010

Metroplex Board Meeting Cancellation

September 7, 2010

Residents hail Capitol Plaza's demolition

August 26, 2010

Work on Career Development Center under way

Young adults will get counseling and job training

August 11, 2010

Firm to bring 30 jobs into county

June 30, 2010

Former Capitol Plaza in Rotterdam to be Development Site BBL Plans $4.5 Million Investment

New Recovery Sports Grill Planned

June 29, 2010

Schenectady County officials today announced that Columbia Development and BBL Hospitality will invest more than $4.5 million to bring its successful Recovery Sports Grill to the former Capitol Plaza in Rotterdam.

Cinema Goes Retro with New Marquee

Art deco-style upgrade recalls '30s era

June 28, 2010

New York State Receives Leading Publication's Gold Shovel Award

June 24, 2010

M/E Engineering Selects Center City for Capital Region Office

June 23, 2010

Little Italy's Newest Sensation - MORE Perreca's - Now Offering Dinner

Schenectady's Landmark Bakery Expansion More Successful Than Expected

June 23, 2010

Schenectady County IDA Meeting Rescheduled

June 22, 2010

Grants Help Fund Mohawk Ave. Facelifts

June 22, 2010

A Dozen New and/or Expanded Businesses Equal a Growth Spurt for Schenectady's Upper Union Street

June 10, 2010

Schenectady County Community College Announces New Academic Programs

June 17, 2010

17 Facade Projects Move Forward in Schenectady County

Businesses Benefit from New County-Wide Facade Program

June 16, 2010

River Stone Manor a Metroplex Success Story

June 10, 2010

ATC Selects Schenectady County for Major Expansion

New 22,000 Square Foot Facility, $5 Million Investment

June 8, 2010

Price Chopper/Golub Corporation Dedicates New Headquarters Building

State-of-the-Art Office Building in Downtown Schenectady Exemplifies the Company's Commitment to Sustainability and the Renaissance of Schenectady

June 2, 2010

Schenectady County Proposes Extension ofLease at Stratton Air Guard Base

May 27, 2010

At Ribbon-Cutting for New Marcella's Building, Schenectady County and Highbridge Development Announce New $3.4 Million Building for Site Next Door

May 20, 2010

Glenville Company to Expand with Assist from Schenectady County Loan

May 14, 2010

McDonald's to Clean Up and Demolish Scotia Site

County Leaders Say Project Will Boost Redevelopment Efforts in Village of Scotia

May 11, 2010

Friendly's On Nott Terrace Purchased by Retail Developers

Union College Dad and Grad Team-Up to Develop Property

May 7, 2010

Schenectady, N.Y., May 7, 2010 -- Schenectady County officials today said that development in downtown Schenectady has taken another step forward with the purchase of the former Friendly's on Nott Terrace near Union College by Mr. David Firestein and Mr. Robert Raphael. Mr. Firestein's son Guss is a student at Union College. Mr. Raphael is a graduate of Union College.

Starfire Systems Moves to Schenectady County

Tech Firm Moves from Malta to Technology Drive in Schenectady

April 21, 2010

SEFCU Makes Commitment to Downtown Schenectady

Signs lease for Branch, Commercial Banking & Insurance Headquarters location, sponsors Proctors program

April 14, 2010

National Grid Awards Nearly $1 Million in Economic Development Grants to Schenectady Projects

March 30, 2010

Schenectady County Announces Four More Facade Projects on Upper Union Street

March 29, 2010

Nine More Buildings in Downtown Schenectady Will See Facade Improvements

March 18, 2010

Crossroads Center Will Get New Home

March 7, 2010

Canal Corporation Announces Construction Ready to Begin on Canalway Trail Rehabilitation in Schenectady County

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds Rehab Project

March 3, 2010

KeyBank Sells State Street Branch to Proctors Under Market Price for Community Gathering Space

March 3, 2010

Public Hearing Notice - SEQR Combined Notice of Acceptance of Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement as Complete

February 23, 2010

Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority
Center City Plaza
433 State Street, Suite 401
Schenectady, NY 12305
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