Our Mission

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Strengthen and Grow the
Mohawk Valley Economy

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.
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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:

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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 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.

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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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Happening next Wednesday: "The Case of Two Coasts" Zoom webinar. Interested in regional re-development? Want to learn more about projects happening in Rome?

This webinar is nearly two years in the making.

In 2020, CCLR partnered with the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), an international consortium of credentialed real estate problem solvers who provide expert advice on complex real property and land-related matters, to bring their expertise to two communities selected through a national competitive application process.

The goal was to match local communities seeking support to redevelop catalytic brownfield properties with the talent of the Consulting Corps.

Volunteer teams from CRE’s Consulting Corps. spent a week in Rome, New York in October 2021 and with the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon in January and February 2022.

Join us to meet representatives from both the host communities--including MVEDGE-- and the Consulting Corps to hear about the process, outcomes and ways redevelopment challenges can be framed to garner support from stakeholders and experts, address obstacles and have a defined path forward.

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Happening next Wednesday: The Case of Two Coasts Zoom webinar. Interested in regional re-development? Want to learn more about projects happening in Rome? 

This webinar is nearly two years in the making. 

In 2020, CCLR partnered with the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), an international consortium of credentialed real estate problem solvers who provide expert advice on complex real property and land-related matters, to bring their expertise to two communities selected through a national competitive application process. 

The goal was to match local communities seeking support to redevelop catalytic brownfield properties with the talent of the Consulting Corps. 

Volunteer teams from CRE’s Consulting Corps. spent a week in Rome, New York in October 2021 and with the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon in January and February 2022. 

Join us to meet representatives from both the host communities--including MVEDGE-- and the Consulting Corps to hear about the process, outcomes and ways redevelopment challenges can be framed to garner support from stakeholders and experts, address obstacles and have a defined path forward.

SAVE YOUR SEAT: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gBJhKVVoQPCKvPgGWqvTIA

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QUICK INFO: A Zoom webinar featuring Rome, NY redevelopments on Weds. 9/28 @ 2pm ET. Register here: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gBJhKVVoQPCKvPgGWqvTIA.

Mohawk Valley EDGE and LaBella Associates are on hand today from 2-7 pm to take resident input on the future of the Waterbury Mill site. They are also taking input on public improvements that the village could implement through programs like the NYS Downtown Revitalization Initiative and NY Forward.

Stop by and check out their maps and add your own ideas! If you don't have time tonight, mark your calendars for next week's village meeting to take input on improvements and potential grant projects: Tuesday night, Sept. 13, 2022 at 6:15 pm in the meeting room behind the Masonic Lodge (701 Utica St). More info available at oriskany.org.
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