Location Advantages

The Town of Colonie boasts an “in-the-middle-of-everything” location, making it a strategic choice to grow your business, grow your roots, and grow your future!

With our close proximity to major markets and extensive transportation options, the Town of Colonie offers an unparalleled opportunity for companies doing business locally, nationally, or globally. We are an ideal location for regional salesforce teams, support centers, and logistics companies managing the transportation of goods. Businesses and residents choose the Town of Colonie because we are a thriving community rich in history with a vision for the future.

Road and Rail

Global Access Within A Short Drive

Starting a business in the Town of Colonie provides you with convenient access to key markets including NYC, Montreal, Boston, Rochester, Buffalo, and Philadelphia. Travel to and from the area is easy thanks to its comprehensive network of interstate highways including the Adirondack Northway (I-87), the New York State Thruway (I-90) and, I787. Major US and NYS routes provide greater connectivity including US Route 9; and NYS Routes 5, 7, 32, 155, 378, and 470 which ensure the most direct route to wherever you need to go. In addition to its major state highways, the Town of Colonie is supported by the Capital District Transportation authority – an award-winning public transportation system that features neighborhood routes regional routes, on-demand service, and bus rapid transit options. We are a 10-minute drive to the Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak service with direct passenger trains to New York City, Chicago, Boston, and Montreal.

Albany International Airport

A Perfect Landing

The Albany International Airport is the 5th largest airport in New York State and provides safe transportation for over 1.5 million passengers per year. This major air center located in the Town of Colonie serves the Capital Region, Northeastern New York, and Western New England and is proud to be the first municipal airport in the United States. Many trusted airlines serve the airport including Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines, JetBlue, and Allegiant Airways. This airport is also served by major ground transportation companies such as Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, and National as well as Uber, Lyft, several limousine and taxi services. The Albany International Airport has grown considerably to meet the increasing needs of its travelers. Recent changes include a new 1,000 car parking garage, which opened in March 2020; new solar panels, escalators, energy-efficient taxiway lighting, and concessions.

Our Bright Future

Historic Success Leads The Way

The Town of Colonie has always been the breadbasket of Albany and the Capital Region. Our rich agricultural history provides surrounding towns with goods and produce in a simpler time. Today, Colonie continues that tradition as the Capital Region’s commercial hub. Over the years, and still today, Colonie has seen stable and steady growth, coupled with a variety of cultural advantages. While the Town of Colonie enjoys the hard work of small family farms that serve our local food demands, our modern economy still provides quality goods and enriching experiences to the surrounding areas. As more people have come to call the Town of Colonie home for their family and their business, the town has made improvements to accommodate the community’s needs. In-demand amenities include new parks and recreational areas; pristine natural retreats; top-rated schools; and endless options for shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. In addition, local industry in the Town of Colonie benefits from a strong and diverse labor pool, increased job opportunities, and a variety of projects that aim to improve the town.

Work/Life Balance

Colonie has affordable housing in any one of our six top-rated school districts so that you and your family can get the most out of life. Whether you are driving to work or taking a ride with your family, Colonie’s central location allows for short commutes to almost anywhere in the Capital District. Additionally, there are many parks and natural spaces right here in Colonie for when you need to get away from the office and clear your head. If you are looking for a perfect date night or a quiet evening to relax, there are several art galleries, musical entertainment options, and restaurants to suit your mood. You can find your next home in one of Colonie’s neighborhoods anchored by one of our top-rated school districts so you and your family can get the most out of life. See for yourself how simple it can be to find the balance you have been looking for, right here in the Town of Colonie.

Opportunity Starts Here

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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