Freedom of Information

The Town of Colonie Industrial Development Agency and Local Development Corporation are public bodies subject to New York State’s Freedom of Information Law.  The Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) allows public access to government records. To obtain copies of public records, you must submit a written request to the agency whose records you seek. Once received, the law requires the agency to respond within 5 business days. If the records are not readily available, you will instead receive an acknowledgement of your request and an estimated date when the records will be available. You may either look at the records, or request photocopies, in which case the fee is 25¢ per copy. While FOIL generally allows access to records, not all records will be released.

The Freedom of Information Law and other laws protect certain types of information from being released to the public. For example, dates of birth and social security numbers will always be taken out of the records. If a request has been denied, in whole or in part, you may appeal the decision in writing within 30 days to the CEO/Executive Director.

Download the IDA/LDC FOIL Request Form here.


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Industrial Development Agency (IDA) & Local Development Corporation (LDC)

The Colonie IDA and LDC have supported more than $450 million in project investments in the Town of Colonie, New York since 1990. Recent projects include:

The Ayco Company

$23.6 Million in Capital Investment
717 New Jobs Created
185 Jobs Retained

Afirm’s Sports Inc.

$10 Million in Capital Investment
51 New Jobs Created
4 Jobs Retained

Restaurant Depot

$8.5 Million in Capital Investment
42 New Jobs Created

Chris’ Coffee Service

$6.2 Million in Capital Investment
92 New Jobs Created

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