About HCIDA

HCIDA is Herkimer County's lead agency for economic development services.

Herkimer County is located in the heart of New York State, its Central New York location means close proximity to all of the major markets in the Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada. Within 300 miles of Herkimer County, you will find 25% of the total population of the U.S. and Canada, and even a greater concentration of the industrial wealth. Whether it's New York City, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Toronto or Montreal, our highway, rail and air transportation network provides the linkages necessary to service this vast market area. A full range of metropolitan services and amenities are readily available, but in the relaxed setting of small towns and villages. Herkimer County is not only a great place for a growing business, it is a great place to live.

The HCIDA is Herkimer County's lead agency for economic development services. In addition to industrial marketing, the IDA acts as a coordinating agency for a variety of corporate financing and incentive programs offered by local, regional, state and federal agencies. The IDA keeps abreast of the available programs and provides technical assistance to businesses, should they choose to apply for such financing. In some instances, the IDA also acts as the official conduit for the funds.

About the HCIDA:

  • Public Benefit Corporation Established in 1970
  • Promotes, Develops, Encourages and Assists With Qualifying Economic Development Projects
  • Promotes Sound Commerce, Industry and Economically Stabilizing Projects
  • Promotes Job Creation and Retention

HCIDA Mission Statement:

The Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency (HCIDA) is a public benefit corporation created by the Herkimer County Legislature in 1970, under the New York State Industrial Development Agency Act of 1969. The mission of the agency is to help create or retain job opportunities within Herkimer County by both assisting existing area industries and by marketing the area to prospective new industries.

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