The Development Corporation (TDC) has a great story to tell.
Through its collaborative efforts TDC has been remarkably successful in coordinating and developing the economy in Greater Plattsburgh, NY.
In the early 1960’s, a group of local businessmen recognized the need to have a coordinated effort to market the area to industry. At that time they also realized that without the ready land and facilities to accommodate industry, the community would not be able to fully reach its potential.
This core group of business persons’ ideas served as the impetus for The Development Corporation, which was incorporated in 1961, first as New Industries of Clinton County and later as Clinton County Area Development Corporation. The company worked with an innovative plan of achieving economic growth through a partnership with Clinton County, local businesses and banks.
The partnership was so successful that today The Development Corporation is an independent, not-for-profit corporation that owns seventeen industrial buildings in Greater Plattsburgh, totaling approximately 700,000 square feet of industrial space. The thirty companies currently in TDC facilities employ approximately 1,700 people. In addition, TDC owns nearly 100 acres of buildable land in the area.