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Economic Profile

Mohawk River Amsterdam, New York

What makes us strong?

Montgomery is talented, connected, and nimble. The New York State Thruway, rail service and air transportation connect your business to major markets in the Northeast U.S. and southeastern Canada. Shovel ready real estate, custom financial incentives and a dedicated workforce grow businesses and bottom lines. Thriving communities dot our historic landscape, support business and make great places to live. Like the mighty Mohawk River that formed the geographic and cultural identity of this region, the strength of Montgomery County shapes the future success of major food producers, innovative manufacturers, national logistics firms, and our home grown family businesses.

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Recent Investments

Dollar General

State-of-the-art, distribution facility now supports more than 800 DG stores and employs more than 400.


A home-grown nutrient premix company, constructed a new manufacturing facility that has created 18 new jobs.

Wyndham Microtel

Opened a new facility, adding to the county’s hospitality offerings.

Business Investment Incentives

Proximity to Markets

Direct, easy access to New York State Thruway (I-90) links Montgomery County to the major travel corridors, and major economic hubs, of the northeast.

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Join leading companies

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Sticker Mule
Vida-Blend, LLC.
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Immediate access to major transportation corridors

Montgomery County is supported by a strong and growing transportation, warehousing & logistics sector.


New York State Thruway (Interstate-90) Runs directly through the entire county and across the state.


Waterway access to the Port of Albany (50 Miles away) and the Port of Coeymans (60 miles away).


Both CSX and Amtrak run directly through Montgomery County, New York.


Montgomery County, New York is forty five minutes from Albany International Airport.

Overall Economy

Average earnings are lower in Montgomery County ($57,156) than in New York ($93,291) and the United States ($72,048)


Total Jobs

Total jobs in Montgomery County New York’s economy.

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Projected to be added in Montgomery the next five years.

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Median Income

This is the median household income in Montgomery County.

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The unemployment rate as of March 2022 in Montgomery County.

A strong and growing economy

Largest sectors by employment


Healthcare & Social Asst.




Retail Trade



Fastest growing sectors

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau ACS & CBB, NCSES, NYS DCJS, FBI

Deep middle-skill talent pool

Montgomery’s above average Associate Degree attainment provides technical skills to support manufacturing, transportation, logistics, and healthcare businesses.

Largest occupations

Top growing occupations

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Available project sites

  • Available Acres: 50 in 212 Acre Business Park
  • Foreign Trade Zone #121
  • Municipality: Town of Florida
  • Zoning: Industrial Business Park
  • Access: Frontage on NYS Route 5S, 1.5 miles to I-90
  • Existing Infrastructure: Electric, Gas, Water, Sewer
  • Available Acres: 26 acres Former Beech-Nut site
  • Municipality: Village of Canajoharie
  • Access: Less than 1 mile to NYS Thruway (I-90)
  • Existing Infrastructure: Electric and Water Ready
  • Available Acres: 10 acres in a 300-acre master planned business park
  • NYS Shovel Ready Certified Site, Designated as NOW-NY Site
  • Municipality: Town of Glen
  • Access: Approximately 2 miles to NYS Thruway (I-90), Located in Route 5S
  • Existing Infrastructure: Electric, Gas, Water, Sewer
  • Available: up to 1,000,000 square feet of high bay industrial space to be built based on tenant specifications
  • Municipality: Town of Florida
  • Access: Located less than 2 miles from Exit 27 of I-90
  • Infrastructure: All major utilities including natural gas

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