Welcome to Utica, New York, a city with a population of 62,000 and growing. We pride ourselves on being a warm, hardworking and close knit community. Geographically, Utica is located in the center of New York State and serves as the southern foothills to the majestic Adirondack Park.
Our City is easily accessible by many modes of transportation, whether by road (NYS Thruway running east-west and NYS Routes 8/12 running north-south), by rail (CSX and Amtrak), or by water (Erie Canal).
The City of Utica has attracted people from all over the world and is one of the few urban centers in upstate New York to have its population grow over the last fifteen years. This growth has contributed greatly to the diversity of cultures and ethnicities in our City.
There are a number of locations within the City that are ideal for all types of businesses, including national brands, small business start-ups, expansions and entrepreneurs. We have various locations that offer high traffic counts, high visibility and an avid base of consumers from throughout the Utica-Rome Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which boasts a population of roughly 300,000.
Numerous businesses; from newly established entrepreneurs to regionally and nationally developed industries, have made Utica their home over the last several years. From our emerging Harbor Point recreational and retail district to Riverside Center to the heart of our Downtown, Utica possesses wonderful assets making it a winning City for any developer, investor or businessperson.
New and Expanding Business in Utica (past 5 years):
Bass Pro Shop
|Moe's Southwest Grill|
Hoopla Frozen Yogurt
Popeye's Louisiana Chicken
American Hockey League Utica Comets
Galaxy Communications Radio Broadcast Company
Holiday Inn Express
Fairfield Inn and Suites
F.X. Matt Brewing Saranac Expansion Project
The Tailor and the Cook Restaurant
Adirondack Distilling Company
Express Employment Professionals
Lukin's Brick Oven Pizza
A&P Master Images
United Auto Supply
Gerber's 1933 Tavern
Utica Roasting Coffee Company
Nicky Doodles Family-Owned Restaurant
Utica College Cyber Security Program
Sammy & Annie Foods and Cafe
Hop & Goblet Beverage Store
Utica College Sports Dome
Fabbio's at the Modernistic Italian Restaurant
Parkway Pizza Expansion
Bella Regina Restaurant
The Utica Custom T-Shirt Company
MVCC thINCubator (Business Incubator)
Ancora Italian Restaurant
Swifty's Restaurant & Pub
Spraque's Collision Center
Choice Car Rental
With a $1.5 billion public-private investment for the development of a state-of-the-art nanotechnology center, a $65 million NYS Department of Transportation project that will completely revamp the City’s largest highway, and a $5.5 million State investment for the development of the Utica Harbor, the City of Utica offers an exciting environment to invest and grow.
We encourage you to visit our City and the incredible people that call Utica home.
Should you wish to discuss development in the City of Utica, please do not hesitate to contact the City of Utica’s Department of Urban & Economic Development.