Economic Development Agencies
Below is a list of local economic development entities. For assistance in making connections, please contact our Resource Navigator, Gail Hopper at 518.372.5656.
City of Schenectady Department of Development
The Schenectady City Department of Development (DOD) provides services to the business community within the city of Schenectady, including business planning and technical and financing assistance. The department acts as a liaison with other city government offices (building codes, zoning, planning and assessment).
Empire Zone Coordinators
105 Jay Street,Room 14
Schenectady, NY 12305
Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority
The Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority not only provides grants and loans that are the traditional tools of development agencies, it also provides technical assistance and tries to connect businesses with key resources and information they need to expand. Metroplex has been very successful in pursuing State and federal grant dollars on behalf of key economic development projects in Schenectady County.
Jayme Lahut, Executive Director
Center City Plaza
433 State Street, Suite 401
Schenectady, New York 12305
Schenectady County Economic Development and Planning Department
The Planning Department affects the lives of all Schenectady County residents by coordinating sound planning with local, state and federal agencies. The Planning Department has the ability to extend comprehensive services which encompass many aspects of planning, zoning, subdivision and environmental review, riverfront revitalization, transportation planning and traffic safety, recycling/solid waste planning, ground water protection, airport planning, agricultural protection and promotion and part and recreation development.
Ray Gillen, Commissioner
107 Nott Terrace, Suite 303
Schenectady, New York 12308