Inside Mohawk Valley
The Mohawk Valley is strategically located between Albany
and Syracuse along the scenic Erie Canal and spans six
counties--Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, Fulton, Montgomery and
Schoharie. Historic urban centers such as Utica, Rome,
and Amsterdam stretch along the Mohawk River, and are
complemented by growing suburban areas such as New Hartford
The region is located at the geographic center of Upstate
New York and links all the major metropolitan areas
together. It is home to numerous academic and research
institutions and thriving companies whose success is based
on the area’s highly skilled workforce.
Manufacturing remains among the region’s largest employers but a growing concentration in information and technology now holds tremendous potential for the attraction of innovation economy employers. The Mohawk Valley, with its various industry strengths as well as its exceptional quality of life, is a great place to do business.
Area –5,296.57 square miles
Population (2009) – 490,080
2009 Labor Force: 242,600
2009 Per capita income: $22,730
The New York State Thruway (I-90) is the main east-west artery through the region, with additional routes, including NYS Rt. 12 N S, providing connections to north-south interstates, I-81 and I-87, giving the area direct access to markets in Canada, Pennsylvania, New York City and Buffalo. Interstate 88 (I-88) passes through the southern portion of the region, providing a link to Binghamton in the southwest and the state's Capital Region to the east.
Service is available at the Griffiss Business and Technology Park.
CSX and MA&N and the New York Susquehanna & Western provide freight service. Daily passenger service is available from Amsterdam, Rome and Utica via Amtrak.
Local bus service is available in the metropolitan area and a number of carriers provide inter- and intra-state service.
The New York State Canal System has harbor points and marina facilities in Rome and Utica, with smaller facilities located in Sylvan Beach, Little Falls, Ilion and St. Johnsville.
Notable hospitals in Mohawk Valley:
Faxton St Lukes Healthcare, Utica
Rome Memorial Hospital, Rome
Mohawk Valley Network, Utica
St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica
Little Falls Hospital, Little Falls
Cobleskill Regional Hospital, Cobleskill
Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown
St Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam
Travel and Tourism
Industrial Machinery & Services
Healthcare & Medical Facilities
Information and Technology
Colleges and Universities
The Mohawk Valley Region has more than 22,000 students who are enrolled in four-year and two-year colleges and universities. The State University system operates five community and technical colleges in the Mohawk Valley.
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Herkimer County Community College
Mohawk Valley Community College
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute School of Art
St. Elizabeth College of Nursing
SUNY College at Cobleskill
SUNY Institute of Technology
SUNY College at Oneonta
Utica School of Commerce