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Otsego Now (County of Otsego IDA)

189 Main St, Suite 500
Oneonta, NY 13820
P: +1 607-267-4010

Why Otsego County, NY?


Otsego County boasts outstanding quality of life, with assets like Lake Otsego, the Baseball Hall of Fame, two outstanding colleges, abundant recreational activities, excellent health care, top-notch schools, and unique and wonderful restaurants, bars, arts venues and Main Streets that are authentic and charming.  Otsego County has a strong sense of community that allows for individuals, college students, families and elderly to feel a sense of place. And Governor Cuomo recently announced a $10 million Downtown Revitalization Award to Oneonta, so our region is poised to become even more fantastic!

Top & Targeted Industries

  • Manufacturing
    We're also ideally situated between the nano and advanced manufacturing hotspots of Albany and Utica, and thus are perfectly positioned to support advanced manufacturing and the semiconductor supply chain and related industries such as UAS and cyber security.
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing And Hunting
    Otsego County has a strong base in agriculture and value-added food production, and Oneonta's burgeoning Food Innovation District makes the county very attractive for craft food and beverage producers and all aspects of the farm to table value chain.
  • Transportation And Warehousing
    With Oneonta's proximity to Interstate 88 and the Norfolk Southern rail yards, we're in prime position for warehousing and distribution, logistics and multi-modal transportation. The Town of Maryland also has excellent highway access to Interstate 88, and currently has a “shovel ready” site a third mile from 88. The site features approximately 172 acres of land with access to public water supply system and planned on-site wastewater treatment zone. These features enable this site to have many mixed use; such as commercial, industrial, warehousing, and perfect for distribution due to its close relations to interstate 88, and two airports.

Our People

Otsego County has the potential for immense economic growth both by permeant residents, seasonal tourists, and college students. Our forward thinking communities, elected officials, and continous innovated mindset of individuals has helped Otsego County face major issues head on by exploring all solutions in efforts to create the most logical, sustainability solutions. 

Programs and Incentives

Our IDA provides PILOT benefits and mortgage and sales-tax abatements, and our CRC offers tax-exempt bond financing for not-for-profits.  Our municipalities offer a range of business services and incentives.

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Data Name Value Percent
Total Population 61,399  
Median Age 41.6  
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 11,125 27.74%
High School Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 36,065 89.93%
Civilian Labor Force 30,635 58.43%
Median Household Income $48,588  
Median Earnings for Workers $37,432  
Major airports within area + 100 mile radius
Airport Name
Albany Intl
Greater Binghamton/Edwin A Link Field
Ithaca Tompkins Rgnl
Syracuse Hancock Intl
Regional airports within area + 100 mile radius
Airport Name
Griffiss Intl
Sullivan County Intl
General aviation airports within area + 50 mile radius
Airport Name
Cooperstown-Westville
Frankfort-Highland
Hamilton Muni
Lt Warren Eaton
Oneonta Muni
Sharon
Sidney Muni