Sites & Tech Parks
The Capital Region has a variety of sites that offer valuable advantages to support business growth. From shovel-ready sites and financial incentives to world-renowned universities and exciting lifestyle components, Tech Valley is a region that offers a business environment and quality of life second to none.
The Center for Economic Growth widely supports these dynamic attributes and understands their significance. Major development sites throughout the Capital Region can be found below as well as through National Grid’s Shovel Ready website.
Shovel Ready Sites
New York State’s Shovel Ready certification is granted to sites deemed ready for new development and job creation through the performance of a checklist of pre-permitted items including wetlands, SEQR, archeological, utility preparation and access, subdivision, plus others. Business leaders and location consultants nationwide recognize the Shovel Ready designation as an indication of readiness and community commitment. They know these pre-permitted sites will reduce construction costs and development delays, saving them time and money.
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A waterfront, 81-acre, industrial site located in the town of Bethlehem on Route 144 South, just south of the Port of Albany. More than 2,600 feet of shoreline on Hudson River, on the west bank. Roughly 6.6 miles from Exit 22 of the NYS Thruway. Heavy Industrial zoning. About 150 miles from NYC. Accessible within a half hour to Hudson, Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Rensselaer and Southern Saratoga labor markets.
Up to 150 acres available in Guilderland, 15 miles Northwest of Albany. Property is located along NY 146 and is 3.5 miles from Exit 25 of the NYS Thruway (access to I-90 and I-890) and is 5.5 miles from Exit 24 of the NYS Thruway (access to I-90). Foreign Trade Zone #121. Rail Service provided by Class I Railroads: CSX Transportation, Canadian Pacific and Norfolk Southern. Rail-served sites available for lease, purchase or build-to-suit opportunities ranging from 0.50 to 150 acres. The Northeastern Industrial Park is situated on 586 acres and consists of 29 buildings totaling 3 million square feet of warehouse and manufacturing space.
Adjacent to the Hudson River and I-787, the site includes 2.2 million square feet of industrial, laboratory, office and warehouse space, a fiber-optic telecommunications infrastructure, steam generation, electrical transmission system and rail service. Relaxing amenities are plentiful in this campus setting with generous green space.
- 140-acre campus in historic park setting
- Modern buildings, open land available in Empire Zone
- Unique partnerships with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, SUNY Polytechnic Institute and University at Albany.
- Federal/State/Academic/Military R&D partnerships
- Immediate access to interstate highways and rail
- Secure and gated perimeter
- Onsite police, fire protection, HAZMAT and first aid services
- World class tenant list
Vista Technology Campus is a 440-acre mixed-use development project located in Bethlehem, New York. The Campus is conveniently located just miles from the New York State Capitol, the Colleges of NanoScale Science and Engineering at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, GE Global Research Center and GLOBALFOUNDRIES. The Campus is approximately 4.5 miles south of the Exit 24 interchange of the NY State Thruway (I-87) and I-90, off of a 4-lane arterial highway (Route 85). For convenience of future tenants, amenities such as restaurants, banks, a grocer and medical offices have been developed at the entrance of the Campus. Future development is open to technology users, research and development, manufacturing plants, medical office spaces and more. Buildings range in size and can be built-to-suit tenants’ needs. Leasing rates will be based on product type and design requirements of tenants.
Wrapped around the Columbia County Airport, the Gerald R. Simons Commerce Park offers sites for sale or lease in a variety of configurations. The Park is fully serviced with municipal infrastructure and public utilities including underground electric and telephone cable. A UPS facility is close by, providing morning deliveries to businesses in the Commerce Park as early as 8 a.m. An expedited approval process has been established to facilitate new construction. All land in the Commerce Park falls into one of three types on zoning: Business Commercial, Business Industrial Commercial; or Limited Commercial Business. At this time, there is no availability in the park.
This 200-acre “shovel ready” business park is designed to accommodate a diverse mix of business types, including technology, light manufacturing, commercial and back office operations. Located within seconds of New York State Thruway Exit 21B, 20 minutes south of Albany, the park is fully permitted.
- 100 shovel-ready acres/30-day approvals
- Less than 60 minutes to Luther Forest Technology Campus and IMB
- Fast track design/build options/Wi-Fi
- Historic buildings re-use program
- Protected green space/nature trails
- Unsurpassed quality of life/housing options
A 146-acre commerce park located directly north of the Greene Business and Technology Park, in the towns of Coxsackie and New Baltimore. This site is shovel ready.
This site is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and backed by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a distinguished research university. Home to more than 65 global and promising startup companies, the park is a unique environment for technology ventures focused on the interface between industry and education.
- Over 1,250,000 square feet of high tech offices and labs
- Home to more than 65 companies
- Focused on the interface between industry & education
- Conveniently accessible to the interstate, rail stations & airport
- 1,200-acre site with 450 acres devoted to technology enterprises
A 73-acre property in Schodack, located in southwest Rensselaer County and just 10 miles south of Albany. The subject property is located along US Route 9, a four-lane State highway with a center turning lane. Other distribution users find this corridor attractive because of its proximity to highways, tandem trailer access and a readily available labor force. The site is shovel ready, and will be entitled for up to 1.2± million square feet of build-to-suit opportunities. About 150 miles from NYC. Accessible within a half hour to Hudson, Albany, Rensselaer and Southern Saratoga labor markets.
Located on the banks of the Hudson River in the City of Troy, the site is an ideal location for manufacturing or commercial development, with available incentives and assistance. There is access to the Hudson River giving manufacturers the ability to ship freight via New York State’s extensive network of waterways and ports. The adjacent neighborhood offers residential and retail opportunities for employees.
Located in Malta, this 1,414 acre campus was designed for nanotechnology manufacturing and research and development. In addition to several smaller developments, the campus can support a 300,000 square foot building on a 70-acre site. Allowed uses included nanotechnology manufacturing support businesses; offices. Uses by special use permit include nanotechnology manufacturing facilities (up to 100,000 sf of clean room or less for each facility). Wetlands have been delineated and there are two fenced off archaeological sites. Topography mapping and GEIS have been completed.
Moreau Industrial Park is a 243 acres located in the town of Moreau, just North of Saratoga Springs. Lots range from 2.7 to 26.9 acres (or can be combined to accommodate larger users) and CP Rail can be made available on-site. All environmental approvals are in place, including wetlands delineation. Environmental impact and soil studies are available.
Saratoga Technology and Energy Park is a 280-acre site, located in Malta, New York is approved for 1.25 million square feet of office, research and development, and light manufacturing space while maintaining 77 percent green space. STEP is owned and managed by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), a public benefit corporation of the State of New York.
The Glenville Business and Technology Park is home to more than 3.9 million square feet of space on about310 acres. The Park recently made improvements to its rail line and expanded the site by an additional 7.5 acres. The site is home to Adirondack Beverages, Dimension Fabricators, Old Dominion, CTDI, DHA Energy, Latham Plastics, Norampac, Codino’s, Specialty Quality Packaging, Thyssen Krupp Safeway, Capovani Brothers, W.A. Packaging, Velocity Print Solutions, Chick Packaging/NEFAB and others.
The Rotterdam Corporate Park has 3.7 million square feet of warehouse, manufacturing and office space. There is currently about 340,000 square feet of building warehouse and office space available. The site boasts more than 60 tenants and 29 buildings.
Warren and Washington Counties
This 200-acre, industrial-zoned site is located on the Champlain Canal, which connects Lake Champlain and the Hudson River. This Hudson Falls site is 1.4 miles north of Lock 7, where the canal is 150 feet wide. The site features five miles of railroad sidings, offering direct access to an active Canadian Pacific rail line. It is adjacent to the existing Fort Edward Rail Yard.
This certified shovel-ready site is conveniently located just off Exit 18 of the Adirondack Northway (I-87). Tech Meadows consists of eight, five-acre lots, which are zoned light industrial.
A certified shovel-ready 56-acre, nine-site light industrial park. Queensbury Business Park is located on Queensbury Avenue in Queensbury, near the Warren County/Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport. Presently there is a total of 41 acres available in lots varying in size from 1.5 to 15 acres customizable.
Warren Washington Industrial Development Authority has developed Phase 1 of Airport Park near Warren County Airport and now has Phase II ready for development. Phase II consists of 66 acres and has all utilities available. Parcels can be subdivided to two acres.
A light-industrial-zoned, privately owned site in Queensbury that is targeting Tech Manufacturing, Office, Assembly and R&D. Less than five miles from Warren County Airport. Consists of small parcels that can be combined to surpass 75 acres.