Our Mission

bracket
Strengthen and Grow the
Mohawk Valley Economy

Updates

Virtual Leading EDGE Awards

DONATE NOW Why: The Leading EDGE Awards were instituted in 1998 to recognize companies in the Mohawk Valley who were leaders in their industrial sector and the regional economy. This

2019 – 2020 EDGE Annual Report

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UIDC Small Business Covid Loan Program

Program Objectives The objective of the Utica Industrial Development Corporation (UIDC) COVID-19 Loan Program (the "Program") is to help existing companies in Oneida and Herkimer Counties keep existing jobs and

About Us

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mohawk valley edge
(Economic Development Growth Enterprises Corporation) provides a coordinated economic development program that can assist your business to locate, grow and prosper in Oneida County, in the center of New York State. EDGE is aligned with the six-county Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council region.
Get the latest information in our Updates section.

Edge Services

Attract
assist
ACT
ALIGN

Investors

14

staff members

Specializing in project development, planning and economic development.

60%

PRIVATE INVESTMENT

$2.2 Million
Annual Budget

51

board members

Representing All Sectors of the Economy

As part of the coordinated economic development effort in Oneida County Mohawk Valley EDGE provides services to:

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why the mohawk valley?

The Mohawk Valley has a diverse selection of sites and facilities for your next business expansion. Whether you are looking for a downtown office building for immediate occupancy, a rural site for future development, or something in between, you can easily find it in the region. With sites and facilities in downtown, suburban, business park and rural settings, and low costs to develop land, construct buildings and buy existing structures, you are sure to find what you need.

The Mohawk Valley is within 500 miles of 13 of the top 50 U.S. markets, and is within a one-day drive from nearly half the population, personal income, business and sale in the United States and Canada.

We look forward to showing you these sites in person. EDGE can help with research, planning, financing, capital improvements, site selection and technical support to get your project done!


ECONOMIC opportunities

34%

growth in exports

Top five export industries with growth potential include primary metal, computers and electronics, travel and tourism and food products.

7300

college graduates

The Mohawk Valley
has an abundance of
college graduates
entering the workforce.

15000

resettled
refugees

One of the largest
refugee resettlement
communities in the
U.S. Helping to fuel
population growth.

2X

stem jobs pay
2x average wage

STEM jobs pay nearly 2X our regional average wage ($38,386).


Mohawk Valley Economic Indicators
(SIX-County)

Employment Wages Establishments STEM Employment Exports
Mohawk Valley
426,702
$39,361
10,267
9,931
$1.99B
New York State
11,764,104
$67,493
536,890
699,496
$80.1B
United States
144,448,000
$48,320
7,563,085
13,932,776
$2.35T
Employment
Mohawk Valley
426,702
New York State
11,764,104
United States
144,448,000
Wages
Mohawk Valley
$39,361
New York State
$67,493
United States
$48,320
Establishments
Mohawk Valley
10,267
New York State
536,890
United States
7,563,085
STEM Employment
Mohawk Valley
9,931
New York State
699,496
United States
13,932,776
Exports
Mohawk Valley
$1.99B
New York State
$80.1B
United States
$2.35T
* Sources: 2015 NYS DOL, US Census Bureau
Population
496,971
Median Age
41
Population Age 20-34
18%
Median Wage
$38,386

2019 business assistance

0
Percent Increase in Total Wages
0
Ongoing Business Leads
0
Businesses Outreach
0
Trade Shows
0
Community Presentations

Industry

These locally concentrated industry groups have historically proven to fuel one another’s growth and success in the Mohawk Valley. Such business networks lead to competitive advantages for existing companies and start-ups alike. EDGE has made a concentrated effort to seek out these clusters and provide an environment to foster their growth.

The Mohawk Valley has current strengths and growth potential in several industry clusters, particularly:

Advanced Manufacturing

advanced
manufacturing

With its central location, the Mohawk Valley is a natural hub for manufacturing and it has had a home in the region for over two centuries.

Agribusiness/Craft
Food & Beverage

Proximity to major markets and low development costs, make the Mohawk Valley competitive for food processing.

agribusiness
aviation

AVIATION/UAS

With the legacy of the former Griffiss Air Force Base, the Mohawk Valley has deep roots in aviation. Oneida County is home to Griffiss International Airport, one-of-six FAA Unmanned Aerial Test Sites in the US.

it/cyber

Led by the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate in Rome at its $284,358,928 economic impact, the Mohawk Valley has developed a significant niche in the IT industry over the last half century.

cyber
finance

FINANCE/INSURANCE

The Mohawk valley has become a center of major back office operations including insurance claims, check processing and call centers.

nanotechnology

Over the last decade, New York has made a statewide commitment to nanotechnology, investing hundreds of millions of dollars to develop shovel-ready sites and state-of-the-art facilities.

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Mohawk Valley Wages
(SIX-County)

advanced manufacturing
$51,354
agribusiness/craft food & beverage
$33,464
aviation/uas
$60,940
it/cyber
$58,815
NANOTECHNOLOGY
$44,479
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Contact Us

315.338.0393
584 Phoenix Drive

Rome, NY 13441-4105


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As the holiday season is upon us, and the risk of the coronavirus remains, more and more people will do their gift buying online. It has been estimated that online shopping will increase by as much as 40% this season. As a result, many of our incredible small businesses that make up the fabric of our community, businesses who have faced the challenges of COVID, now face another challenge.

That is why I want to encourage everyone in Oneida County to Shop2Save what you love in Oneida County. Before you go online to the big chains and online retailers, check in on your local small business. Buy Local & Save Our Locals.

To that end, we will be working with our partners to promote our local businesses throughout the holiday season. Today, we are launching a brief survey to identify the hurdles for local retailers to move their business online. If you are a small retailer or restaurant please take the time to answer our survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/OCRetailSurvey.

Check back often throughout the holiday season as we support our small businesses. Thank you and have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
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