Our Mission

bracket
Strengthen and Grow the
Mohawk Valley Economy

About Us

map-1
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: How Can We Support You?

Attract
assist
ACT
ALIGN

Our 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:

edge-logo-copy
gldc
utica-idc
ocida
griffiss
r

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 our 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. We look forward to showing you these sites in person and helping you through every step of the way.

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

EDGE can help with research, planning, financing, capital improvements, site selection, technical support, and other tools to get your project done! Grow with us and learn more about how we can assist your business.


ECONOMIC opportunities

192nd

in US export ranking for 2020

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

7053

college
graduates

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

16500

resettled
refugees

One of the largest refugee
resettlement communities
in the US, helping to fuel population growth.

45%

over regional
average wage

STEM jobs pay $73,592, which is over our regional average wage.


Mohawk Valley Economic Indicators
(SIX-County)

Employment Wages Establishments STEM Employment Exports
Mohawk Valley
190,625
$50,778
9,879
9,931
$607.3M*
New York State
8,817,112
$85,910
537,369
699,496
$90.14B
United States
143,780,068
$66,637
8,000,178
13,932,776
$2.13T
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
*for Utica-Rome MSA **Sources: 2020 NYS DOL, US Census Bureau
Population
484,930
Median Age
42.1
Population Age 20-34
18.6%
Median Wage
$41,700

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.

nanotechnology

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
contactpic

Contact Us

315.338.0393
584 Phoenix Drive

Rome, NY 13441-4105


Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

Thank you all for tuning in to our celebration of 2022 Leading EDGE awardees. Today, we spoke with Wolfspeed's Chief Human Resources officer Margaret Chadwick.

We covered the K-12 STEM education pipeline, Wolfspeed's exciting new electric vehicle silicon carbide chip partnership with Jaguar, and the #mohawkvalley community.

Margaret was proud to share the progress being made at the world's first, largest, and only 200 millimeter semiconductor facility at the Marcy Nanocenter (marcynanocenter.com/).

From community partnerships to investing in the #semiconductormanufacturing industry, Wolfspeed is impacting Marcy, the Mohawk Valley, and the world.

We will hear more from Margaret as our keynote speaker during Monday's Leading EDGE Awards ceremony.

Wolfspeed's Jaguar-Land Rover partnership: www.wolfspeed.com/jaguar-land-rover/
Tickets to LEA: www.eventbrite.com/e/leading-edge-awards-registration-430959791337
... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago
Thank you all for tuning in to our celebration of 2022 Leading EDGE awardees. Today, we spoke with Wolfspeeds Chief Human Resources officer Margaret Chadwick. 

We covered the K-12 STEM education pipeline, Wolfspeeds exciting new electric vehicle silicon carbide chip partnership with Jaguar, and the #mohawkvalley community.

Margaret was proud to share the progress being made at the worlds first, largest, and only 200 millimeter semiconductor facility at the Marcy Nanocenter (https://marcynanocenter.com/). 

From community partnerships to investing in the #semiconductormanufacturing industry, Wolfspeed is impacting Marcy, the Mohawk Valley, and the world. 

We will hear more from Margaret as our keynote speaker during Mondays Leading EDGE Awards ceremony. 

Wolfspeeds Jaguar-Land Rover partnership: https://www.wolfspeed.com/jaguar-land-rover/
Tickets to LEA: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leading-edge-awards-registration-430959791337Image attachmentImage attachment

We are pleased to feature Lahinch Group Real Estate & Development as today’s Leading EDGE honoree.

Though they are based in Syracuse, Lahinch has impacted many iconic buildings that dot The City of Utica, NY ‘s landscape.

We visited their state of the art apartment units in the former Utica Steam Cotton Mill with WKTV NEWSChannel 2 this morning.

What guides Lahnich’s philosophy? A mix of historic preservation, community understanding, and forward thinking.

We will honor Lahinch at our 21st Annual Leading EDGE Awards ceremony on Monday.

🔗More info on LEA: www.eventbrite.com/e/leading-edge-awards-registration-430959791337

🔗More info on 600 State Street: www.lahinchgroup.com/600-state-street
... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago
We are pleased to feature Lahinch Group Real Estate & Development as today’s Leading EDGE honoree.

Though they are based in Syracuse, Lahinch has impacted many iconic buildings that dot The City of Utica, NY ‘s landscape. 

We visited their state of the art apartment units in the former Utica Steam Cotton Mill with WKTV NEWSChannel 2 this morning.

What guides Lahnich’s philosophy? A mix of historic preservation, community understanding, and forward thinking. 

We will honor Lahinch at our 21st Annual Leading EDGE Awards ceremony on Monday. 

🔗More info on LEA: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leading-edge-awards-registration-430959791337

🔗More info on 600 State Street: https://www.lahinchgroup.com/600-state-streetImage attachment

Comment on Facebook

Shared to Pro Growth for a New Utica page.

Tonight, WKTV NEWSChannel 2 will feature Cold Point Corporation as a part of our larger Leading EDGE Awards coverage.

What’s in this frame?

A mixture of heating and cooling product parts that may end up anywhere from Florida to Alaska once assembled!

✅This site manufactures over 10k built to order air conditioning facilities per year. 🥶

✅Cold Point has been a member of the Rome community for 20+ years prior to this facility’s opening.

✅ Since 2021, employment level has grown over 30% at Cold Point due to expansion potentials.

✅This facility sits on part of the former Rome Cable Corporation site on Henry St.

We’re proud to feature Cold Point as one of our awardees for Leading EDGE. Thank you for taking the time to show us your facility!

🔗More info on the ceremony: www.eventbrite.com/e/leading-edge-awards-registration-430959791337
... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago
Tonight, WKTV NEWSChannel 2 will feature Cold Point Corporation as a part of our larger Leading EDGE Awards coverage. 

What’s in this frame? 

A mixture of heating and cooling product parts that may end up anywhere from Florida to Alaska once assembled! 

✅This site manufactures over 10k built to order air conditioning facilities per year. 🥶

✅Cold Point has been a member of the Rome community for 20+ years prior to this facility’s opening.

✅ Since 2021, employment level has grown over 30% at Cold Point due to expansion potentials. 

✅This facility sits on part of the former Rome Cable Corporation site on Henry St.

We’re proud to feature Cold Point as one of our awardees for Leading EDGE. Thank you for taking the time to show us your facility! 

🔗More info on the ceremony: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leading-edge-awards-registration-430959791337

Today, we feature Orgill's Rome, NY distribution center as a 2022 Leading EDGE honoree. Orgill's mission is this: To drive #customersuccess.

This distribution center-- one of 8 in total-- does just that. Over 70,000 pallets have been shipped from here to date, and over 6.5 million lines of home improvement products have passed through its doors.

Orgill has been an asset to Griffiss Business and Technology Park--and beyond. They are active community participants, emphasize team-driven success, and are making an impact day in and day out.

For more information on Leading EDGE: www.eventbrite.com/e/leading-edge-awards-registration-430959791337
... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago
Today, we feature Orgills Rome, NY distribution center as a 2022 Leading EDGE honoree. Orgills mission is this: To drive #customersuccess.

This distribution center-- one of 8 in total-- does just that. Over 70,000 pallets have been shipped from here to date, and over 6.5 million lines of home improvement products have passed through its doors.

Orgill has been an asset to Griffiss Business and Technology Park--and beyond. They are active community participants, emphasize team-driven success, and are making an impact day in and day out.

For more information on Leading EDGE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leading-edge-awards-registration-430959791337Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

Comment on Facebook

Orgill just celebrated their 175th birthday. Check out their website for more about the company! 🎉https://www.orgill.com/index.aspx?tab=667

Guess where we were this morning?

Today kicks off a week long celebration of our 2022 Leading EDGE honorees. Today, we joined WKTV NEWSChannel 2 at Enchanted Forest Water Safari to speak with president Kelly Greene.

Did you know?

✅Water Safari didn’t always have water rides- their first slide was opened in 1984
✅Approx 200k visitors stop by the park per year
✅Kelly and her sister, Katie, are second generation park owners and operators
✅Paul Bunyan has stood outside the park for over 60 years!

We can’t wait to celebrate with them at our Leading EDGE ceremony. Tune in tonight to see Kelly’s full interview on WKTV.

What’s next? Listen to WIBX tomorrow morning at 8:10 and check out WKTV NEWSChannel 2 in the evening. We will feature Orgill in Rome, NY.

🔗More info on LEA: www.eventbrite.com/e/leading-edge-awards-registration-430959791337
... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago
Guess where we were this morning? 

Today kicks off a week long celebration of our 2022 Leading EDGE honorees. Today, we joined WKTV NEWSChannel 2 at Enchanted Forest Water Safari to speak with president Kelly Greene. 

Did you know?

✅Water Safari didn’t always have water rides- their first slide was opened in 1984
✅Approx 200k visitors stop by the park per year
✅Kelly and her sister, Katie, are second generation park owners and operators 
✅Paul Bunyan has stood outside the park for over 60 years!

We can’t wait to celebrate with them at our Leading EDGE ceremony. Tune in tonight to see Kelly’s full interview on WKTV. 

What’s next? Listen to WIBX tomorrow morning at 8:10 and check out WKTV NEWSChannel 2 in the evening. We will feature  Orgill in Rome, NY.

🔗More info on LEA: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leading-edge-awards-registration-430959791337Image attachment

Sign Up for Our Newsletter