Infrastructure

Infrastructure

In reviewing this web site, you will have noticed an oft repeated phrase – “quality of life.” It is arguably the single most attractive commodity our area has to offer both entrepreneurs and established businesses.

But, as important as beautiful scenery, clean air and water, charming villages and warm, friendly people may be, there are other factors to consider before committing your life’s work and family to the area. Below, we address some of those essentials to a successful future.

TRANSPORTATION

HIGHWAYS:

Interstate 88, Route 17 (the future I-86), and Routes 7, 8, 23, 28 and 30 are vital connectors within and without the counties.

The major metropolitan areas of Albany, Utica, and Binghamton are close, Syracuse is not much further, and New York, and Boston are less than a four hour drive.

AIR:

Chenango County: Lt. Warren Eaton (full Charter)
Delaware County: Sidney Municipal Airport
Otsego County: Oneonta Municipal Airport – (Corporate svc.)

Regional, national and international flights available from Albany, Binghamton, Utica, Syracuse.

RAIL (Freight):

Chenango County
New York, Susquehanna & Western,
CP Rail/Delaware & Hudson
Delaware County
Canadian Pacific, Norfolk Southern
Otsego County
CP Rail/Delaware & Hudson
Schoharie County
CP Rail

RAIL (Commuter):

Amtrak – Rensselaer (Albany)

TAXES

PROPERTY TAX

Averages per household*:
Chenango County …………… $3,557
Delaware County …………….. $5,065
Otsego County ……………….. $3,416
Schoharie County ……………. $4,672
*State Comptroller’s report for 2005

TAX CREDITS / INCENTIVES

Empire Zones
PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Tax) opportunities
Tax Exempt Industrial Bonds
Sale Lease Back Exemptions
NYS Sales & Use Tax Exemptions
Mortgage recording Tax Exemption

(Contact: Economic Development Agencies for info)

UTILITIES

Energy Providers / Producers

New York State Electric & Gas
Niagara Mohawk, a National Grid Company

New York Power Authority

Energy Programs, Cooperatives and Alternatives

Otsego Electric Cooperative
Delaware County Electric Cooperative
Advantage Energy Program
NYS Renewable Energy Providers

COMMUNICATIONS PROVIDERS

Cable TV / Internet / Telephone

Delhi Telephone
Frontier
Hancock Telephone
Logical Net
Margaretville Telephone
Middleburgh Telephone Company
Time Warner/ Road Runner
Verizon

Satellite

Dish Network
DirecTV

Wireless

Cellular One
Nextel
Verizon

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