Saratoga Springs, NY Business Overview

By Kelsey Robertson on August 13, 2012 at 9:01 pm EST
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Business Climate

Saratoga Springs is a prime marketplace for business in the Northeastern United States. Located smack-dab in between New York City, Boston and Montreal, Saratoga County is known as the "Crossroads of Northeast North America". Saratoga’s central, strategic location also allows it to provide for a combined 50 percent of U.S. and Canada, as well as five regional distribution centers.

While the Saratoga area is a premier location for delivery, the area is also crawling with highly-educated workers, which make for a good business climate. Major industries, like Quad/Graphics, Target, ACE Hardware, and many more have set up facilities in the county.

The majority of the employees who live in this area are white collar workers, but a number of the workers are also sales and office workers, professionals, teachers, administrative supporters, and service providers.

Transportation

If you’re commuting in Saratoga Springs and the surrounding county, the area’s average commute time is 26 minutes, which is lower than the national average. Interstate 87 treks through the county and has 11 interchanges to extend through the county. Other roads include Routes 29, 67 and 146. With the aid of these roads, it takes 30 minutes on average to make your way from one side of Saratoga County to the other.

Bus services via Upstate Tours and Travel accommodate commuter services in the town. For long distances, Saratoga Springs houses a bus terminal for Adirondack Trailways and Greyhound.

Amtrak train services are also located in Saratoga Springs. Albany-Rensselaer, or Rensselaer, is Saratoga’s train station.

Airport

The closest airport to Saratoga Springs and surrounding county is the Albany International Airport in Albany, New York. The airport is 27 miles outside of Saratoga Springs, and accommodates major carriers such as American, United, Delta, U.S. Airways and Southwest. An average of 90 flights and departures come through ALB and service Eastern United States and Canadian destinations.

Check out a list of top employers in Saratoga Springs.

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