A Revolutionary Tradition
Today, Herkimer County is at the epicenter of another history-making revolution.
In colonial times, New York's sprawling Herkimer County was known as the Breadbasket of the American Revolution, with its fertile farmlands providing vital nourishment for the struggling colonists and soldiers ﬁghting the war.
A century later, this area was at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution, leading the nation into an exciting new era of growth and prosperity with innova tions in agriculture, textile and metal manufacturing, power generation and transportation.
Today, Herkimer County is at the epicenter of another history-making revolution now underway in this country and throughout the world: the high-tech revolution.
The region is an integral part of the new and developing Tech Valley, a 19-county region throughout eastern New York State that is currently home to more than 1,000 technology companies whose annual economic impact is $5 billion.
Historic Herkimer County is emerging as a global technology hub, oﬀering the critical resources that new, existing and expanding businesses need to develop breakthrough technologies that will help shape the future.
As it has for the past several decades, Herkimer County will continue to play an important role in the development of nanotechnology, ﬁber optics, LED technology, medical devices, renewable energy, and military and aerospace equipment.