Strategic Advantages of Warren County, New York
Technology Innovation Out the Front Door, Pure Adventure Out Back
Located on the northern edge of the Capital Region’s research, educational, and business hub in upstate New York, Warren County bridges the expanding semiconductor, nanotechnology and medtech industries with the unparalleled scenery, recreation, and tourism of Lake George and the state’s Adirondack Park, a six million-acre protected land use region.
Top 20 Small Metro Ranking, Milken Institute
Warren County is as rich in economic opportunity and skilled labor as it is in natural beauty and cultural events. The Glens Falls MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) was recognized by the Milken Institute as a Top 20 small metropolitan area in terms of economic performance and job creation. This thriving part of the Capital District-Southern Adirondack Region also boasts outstanding public schools, colleges, and universities.
Diverse Industry Sectors
For over 200 years, the Warren County area has had a distinguished history of innovation, supporting leaders in several industries: wood/paper, minerals, finance/banking, insurance, media metadata, and a presently expanding medical device manufacturing cluster, including Angiodynamics, Becton Dickinson (BD) formerly C.R.Bard, Medline Industries and more.
Easily Accessible to Northeast Markets
Warren County is located in eastern New York in the northern rim of the Capital Region along I87 corridor. Along with access to highways Albany International Airport is 45 minutes south and Warren County Airport, a general aviation facility is located in Queensbury, NY. Warren County is within 200 miles of New York City, Boston, and Montreal.
Proximity to World Renowned Technology
Just 30 minutes south in neighboring Saratoga County, GlobalFoundries Fab 8 is one the the world’s most renowned semiconductor chip fabrication facilities housing the most cutting edge tools, capabilities and features manufacturing and R & D center on site. A bit further south are the world class technology centers of UAlbany’s SUNY Polytechnic nanotech R & D facility in Albany. In Troy there is Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), The Wadsworth Laboratory. Just outside of Schenectady there is GE Global Research campus.
High Quality of Life
Warren County’s affordably priced housing, excellent educational resources, top-notch health care systems, and abundant outdoor recreation and cultural sites create an exceptional quality of life in all four seasons of the year.
Warren County’s Strategic Location
The region’s location facilitates unparalleled access to a large and affluent market area.
The largest population concentration in North America is within one day’s shipping time (850 miles) of the Capital Region and represents:
- 132 million people with total personal income of more than $1.7 trillion
- 56% of all skilled workers
- More than 50 percent of all retail sales and wholesale receipts
- 54% of all manufacturing facilities
- 60% of all the manufacturing products shipped within the United States and Canada
This chart from the Pew Research Center shows that the majority of U.S. economic activity is concentrated in a few metro areas, many within a day’s drive of Warren County. Add to that Warren County’s proximity to the large Canadian metro markets of Montreal and Toronto, and the location advantages of this region are very clear.