SEEC identified priority initiatives known as Business Retention & Expansion, Industry & Talent Attraction and defining Targeted Value Add Investments. Not only will the programs redefine our communities, the efforts will cultivate a County-wide economic development leadership Alliance representing municipalities, agencies, businesses and community investors. The Alliance works cooperatively to highlight local assets that will establish Schoharie County as integral to three different regional marketplaces (Mohawk Valley, Capital District MSA and Southern Tier Appalachian Region) and celebrate “points of light” in our communities.

SEEC Programs are grounded in the Schoharie Strategy: Shaping the Way Forward.

PRIORITY PROGRAMS OF 2021

Business Retention & Expansion

Digital Strategies, 4 Components:

  • Broadband Infrastructure
  • Innovation Zone
  • Innovation Hub
  • Direct to Business (D2B)

Destination Building

  • Schoharie County Eagle Trail
  • Town of Jefferson
    • Safe Access School & Hamlet Business District, CDBG Public Facilities $300,000 Grant Award
    • Gateway Building & Streetscape Improvements
  • Town of Schoharie
    • Schoharie Valley Gateway Trailhead & Business Park Connector Trail
    • Schoharie Business Park Repositioning
  • Village of Schoharie
    • The Parrott House Redevelopment
  • Village of Sharon Springs, Mohawk Valley Rural Placemaking Initiative

Industry & Talent Attraction

  • Southern Tier 8 Opportunity Zone Portal
  • Mohawk Valley Economic Development District (MVEDD) Cooperative Site Marketing
  • Mohawk Valley Brownfields Developer Summit, October 6 – 7, 2021