Economic Development

The Village of Hamilton is an ideal location to establish and grow a business.

As a vibrant college town, Hamilton enjoys remarkably robust economic activity in a bustling downtown that includes retail shops, restaurants, art galleries, and a world-class inn. Further afield, the Village offers sites for light industry, manufacturing, and other commercial development, including sites at the Mid-York Airpark that directly benefit from natural gas service, proximity to a major thoroughfare and the only airport in the county, and potential eligibility for tax credits and other development financing through the Madison County Industrial Development Agency. Hamilton’s workforce is highly educated and enjoys a terrific quality of life in a community served by one of the highest rated public school districts in the country and an award-winning hospital. Hamilton residents are passionate about supporting their local businesses. The nonprofit Partnership for Community Development (PCD) supports prospective business owners through their Small Business Resource Center, Micro-Assistance Grants program, an active Shop Local marketing initiative, and more. The Hamilton Business Alliance (HBA) facilitates collaboration among existing local businesses to strengthen and enhance the business climate through shared resources, cooperative opportunities, and a supportive referral system between member businesses. Contact the PCD or HBA to learn more about bringing your business to our delightful village in the heart of New York.

Business Development Resources