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Malone, NY 12953
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About Us

Our mission is to help businesses, large and small, establish or expand their operations in Franklin County, New York. We offer tax credits through the New York Empire Zone program, and financial and business assistance through our many partner organizations. There are numerous financing options for establishing or expanding a business in Franklin County, New York. We can help you find the right one for your business.

Franklin County uses the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Site Selection Data Standards. We can provide information on available industrial buildings and sites, and statistical information on local communities. All of our confidential site selection assistance is free of charge.


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Zone Administrative Board

The Empire Zone is administered by a board comprised of representatives from throughout Franklin County.

Zone Administrative Board Meetings


Carmen Lorentz, Coordinator
Oversees day-to-day administration of the program.
Jenifer Scott, Administrative Assistant
Can help determine if a property is within the Empire Zone.

Development Policy 2004