Washington County

Business Financing Options

 New York State

Federal Government

  • FEMA Map Service Center
  • - Your source to find and apply for federal grants
  • The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics (The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data)
  • The Small Business Administration maintains and strengthens the nation’s economy by aiding, counseling, assisting and protecting the interests of small businesses and by helping families and businesses recover from natural disasters
  • Foreign Trade Zone Information - Capital District Regional Planning Commission administers a general purpose Foreign Trade Zone (#121) covering nine counties, including Washington
  • U.S. Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements
  • U.S. Economic Development Administration


  • The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) is a Class 1 North American railway providing freight transportation services over a 14,000-mile network in Canada and the U.S. (Our high density network serves virtually every major sector and ships commodities like grain, coal, lumber and potash as well as cars, agricultural equipment, home electronics, food and furniture)
  • NYS Canal Corp - The Champlain Canal, which connects the Hudson River and Lake Champlain, allows marine access from Washington County to the Great Lakes, the Mississippi, St. Lawrence, and Ohio Rivers, and the Inland Waterway along the East Coast
  • Amtrak - Washington County is proud to have Amtrak stations in Fort Edward and Whitehall
  • Vermont Railway - VTR operates a railroad in northeastern Washington County with access to New England and connections to North America
  • The Greater Glens Falls Transit system provides bus service to the Hudson Falls and Fort Edward areas of Washington County
  • The Adirondack-Glens Falls Transportation Council (AGFTC) - facilitates a cooperative transportation planning and decision making process between area municipalities and state and federal agencies and establishes a process for the allocation and use of federal highway and transit funds that are available to the region
  • The Albany International Airport is the closest full-service commercial airport to Washington County (The major air center for the Capital Region, Northeastern New York and Western New England, the Albany International Airport offers a wide-range of facilities and services)
  • U.S. Department of Transportation



Regional Organizations

  • The Job Link - The main source for the labor force needs of employers in Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties; brought to you by the S-W-W Workforce Investment Board.
  • The Counties of Warren and Washington Industrial Development Agency provides economic development services, Empire Zone information and general business information for Washington and Warren Counties.
  • The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce serves a 5 county region, including Warren, Washington, Hamilton, Essex and Northern Saratoga Counties. They help increase and maintain the economic strength and quality of life in the region by supporting existing businesses and industry, helping members grow and prosper, and by assisting in attracting and developing new businesses.


Business Education Programs