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Community Profile

The business and development taking place in the City of Amsterdam can be attributed to the assistance provided by organizations such as the Amsterdam Empire Zone, the Amsterdam Urban Renewal Agency, the Amsterdam Industrial Development Agency (A.I.D.A) and the Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce. The planning taking place here in Amsterdam is helping to foster a feeling of community between people that only increases the likely-hood of shared success and prosperity for all of our residents.

Through the Amsterdam Florida Glen Empire Zone, business tax credits and employment incentives are available to business owners looking to relocate to the City of Amsterdam.

Where is Amsterdam, NY?

Amsterdam, the only city in Montgomery County, is located approximately 32 miles west of Albany, situated in the beautiful, picturesque Mohawk Valley.

Within a four hour drive are 5 major cities including:

  • New York City
  • Rochester, NY
  • Boston, MA
  • Montpelier, VT
  • Montreal, Canada

Easy Access and Proximity to Major Transportation Outlets

Railway access: The city is uniquely situated in the center of the state with access to major shipping routes.  Rail service is serviced by CSX Rail lines on one of the largest East-West corridors in the Northeast.  Passenger rail service is provided by Amtrak with a train station on the West end of the city.

Major roadways: Access by road is convenient. Exit 27 off of Interstate 90 (NYS Thruway) is easily accessed on the South side of the city, with access to Route 5, 5S and Route 67 through the city connecting Amsterdam to four of the major East-West routes throughout the state. For North-South travel, Route 30 is one of two major access routes to the Adirondack Mountains High Peaks Region.

Water Access: Water access is also available in the city for both recreational as well as commercial activities. Amsterdam has a unique shoreline along the Mohawk River, the third and final channel of the Historic Erie Canal. This waterway has played a huge role in the history of Amsterdam in the past, and will continue to do so into the future as well. The city is also approximately 35 miles West of the Port of Albany with direct water access though the Mohawk River.

Air Service: Air service is supplied by two area airports. General aviation aircraft are serviced by Fulton County Airport approximately 11 miles from the city. The nearest Commercial airport is Albany International Airport at approximately 30 miles from the city. Albany International also functions as a East Coast hub for both United Parcel Service and Federal Express.