Rensselaer County Economic Development & Planning (RCED&P) is an economic development agency dedicated to ensuring the long-term economic vitality of Rensselaer County, N.Y. The office works to attract new businesses, assist existing companies with expansion efforts and create an environment that encourages businesses to stay in Rensselaer County. A range of programs are administered by RCED&P to assist businesses with land and building selection, financing, employee recruitment and training, and permit and regulatory issues.
Rensselaer County Economic Development and Planning also provides multiple services to Rensselaer County’s municipalities, residents and businesses. To learn more, click on the following list of services that are provided:
- Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan
- Agricultural Districts
- Agricultural Economic Development
- General Municipal Law Section 239 Reviews
- Rensselaer County Homeownership Program
- Fair Housing Officer
- Planning and Zoning Review and Assistance
- Snowmobile Trails
- Stormwater Planning
- Transit Assistance
- Yankee Trails Hoosick Falls Run
Job Development Program (JDP)
The Job Development Program Revolving Loan Fund (JDP) is administered by Rensselaer County’s Economic Development and Planning Office. The fund was created to promote employment opportunities by assisting eligible businesses seeking to establish or expand in Rensselaer County. The program provides supplemental funding for industrial and commercial development that will result in creating jobs within Rensselaer County. Loans are available to most businesses, and may be used for any number of things such as buildings, machinery and equipment, moving expenses, inventory acquisition expenses, or working capital. Rensselaer County’s Economic Development and Planning Office will coordinate your application process in an effort to secure the best available financing structure.
Stipulations: 1 job must be created within two years per $25,000 borrowed.
Retail enterprises must have 10 existing full-time equivalent jobs on the day of application to qualify.
To ensure maximum benefit to the county economy, loan applications are accepted on a potential-for-job creation basis NOT on a first-come-first-served basis. Acceptance of applications is also subject to availability of funds on the application date.