The DeCresente Distributing Company, one of the area’s major employers, received assistance through the Mechanicville/Stillwater Industrial Development Agency which enabled it to expand its business operation locally on two separate occasions. From a humble beginning in 1948 with 4 employees, it has progressed through four generations to become one of the crown jewels of the community with over 200 employees.
In 1993 Schuyler/Mechanicville Partnership, with the financial incentives provided by the Mechanicville/Stillwater Industrial Development Agency, was able to construct the Price Chopper Plaza. The complex consists of 9 stores with Price Chopper as its anchor store. The Plaza Complex provides employment for 154 full and part time employees.
In 2000 the Mechanicville/Stillwater Industrial Development Agency assisted in the newly created Saratoga Lake Golf Club. The project consists of a 3,200 square foot clubhouse on a 217 acre site overlooking Saratoga Lake. The Golf Course employs 7 professional managers and technical persons and 3 other part-time employees.
Cable Technologies, a recent arrival to the city of Mechanicville, was assisted by the Mechanicville/Stillwater Industrial Development Agency and the City of Mechanicville in its transactions to purchase city-owned property at a reduced rate and assisted with other issues. After the purchase, Cable Technologies constructed a new warehouse operation and modernized the existing building. The company employs approximately 15 people.