Essex County Industrial Development Agency

Grow your business in the Park



Essex County maintains two NYS certified Shovel Ready commerce parks and one Build Now park. In addition to these commerce parks, the Essex County IDA maintains a detailed listing of available property and buildings for sale, rent or lease.


To Access Virtual Tour of Moriah Business Park Click on Map Below


The Moriah Business Park is a 32 acre park featuring pre-permitted, shovel-ready sites for 8,000 - 10,000 sq. ft. multi-use buildings. 2 lots can be combined to accommodate larger buildings. Located 11 miles from NYS I-87, 4 miles to rail access and 10 miles from the Lake Champlain Bridge to Vermont. The Park features municipal water and sewer on-site and high-speed internet access, fiber optics and 3-phase power. Access to a skilled workforce and training programs is also available.   


Lot #1 at the park is home to a 22,000 square foot manufacturing facility leased by Pre-Tech Plastics from Williston, VT.  Pre-Tech Plastics was founded in 1985, and since then, has grown to an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9001: 2009 certified company with manufacturing facilities in Williston, Vermont, and also at the Moriah Business Park.  Pre-Tech Plastics employs state-of-art, computerized precision machinery to produce custom-made, close-tolerance components used in biomedical, environmental, aerospace, and the semiconductor industries, as well as high-performance, industrial applications.




Lot #2 at the park is home to a 4,598 square foot office building home to the Moriah Health Center operated by Hudson Headwaters Health Network.  Built in 2008 the center provides pediatric, adult and family medicine practitioners who provide comprehensive primary health care services.




 High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care leases space in the newly built 3,200 square foot office building located on Lot #4.  The building was built as a pilot educational/construction partnership utilizing students from Mineville’s Champlain Valley Technical Education Center (CV-TEC) who assisted local contractors.  High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care provides dignity, comfort and hope to the terminally ill and their families.  They are a highly respected and valuable health care organization serving patients and families who are facing end-of-life in all of Essex and Warren counties, and parts of Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence and Washington counties. 



Lot #4 – The Essex County IDA has approx. 1,200 square feet of multiple use space (light manufacturing, office, warehouse) available for immediate lease.  Interested businesses can contact Jody Olcott at the IDA office at 873-9114 or by email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more information or to look at space. 


Lots #3 & #5 are currently under construction and will be the new home of Whistlepig Rye Whiskey.  Whistelpig Rye Whiskey was founded in 2007 when Raj Bhakta purchased a 500-acre farm in Shoreham, VT with the idea of transforming the farm into the first ever single malt, one-stop rye shop, with all stages of the process located on site:  from growing the grass, to distillation, to barreling and aging, to bottling.  In 2017, Whistlepig Rye Whiskey began construction of a multi-phased project at the Moriah Business Park.  The company will construct seven 14,000 square foot buildings which will largely house all of the whiskey produced in Shoreham, VT for aging.  The company also plans to add additional distilling and bottling services at the park in phase 3.




 The Chesterfield Commerce Park

The Chesterfield Park is a 100 acre park featuring lots pre-permitted and Shovel-Ready for multi-use buildings up to 40,000 sq. ft.  Located only 3 miles from NYS I87, 17 miles to rail access and Plattsburgh International Airport. This park is only 90 miles from Montreal, Canada. The Chesterfield Park has municipal water and sewer on site. High speed internet access, fiber optics and 3-phase is also available.


Featured Properties

There are many sites available in Essex County for immediate occupation. For detailed listing of available locations click here or contact us for more information.

Lake Placid - Exceptional multi-purpose structure originally developed as a high-tech R&D Facility.  Ideal for conversion to assisted living center or college/school use.  State of the art facility with all services including underground fiber optic...1200 amp @ 277/480.  Structure equipped with labs, meeting rooms, library, 2 elevators central air.  Walking distance to shopping center with grocery store, drug store and restaurant.  Amazing High Peaks and Lake views.
Ticonderoga- Former Lowes building.  This building was built in 2004 and consists of 124,051 sq. ft. with a 28,839 sq. ft. garden center.  Land area is 25.5 acres.    
Keene - Baxter Mountain Tavern is a successful turn key operation tucked in the High Peaks.  The property consists of 10+ acres with mountain views.  Meticulously kept grounds, buildings and infrastructure.  Seating for 65 and 15 at the bar plus an outdoor deck.  Property also includes a two car garage and a two bedroom apartment.
Lake Placid - Main Street prime commercial offering on nearly 1 acre in Lake Placid's most visible location.  11,000 SF of finished space including 5,250 SF of bowling alley with 8 lanes.  1,350 SF of bar and dining room with commercial kitchen.  2 bathrooms.  4,200 SF entertainment area with arcade and bouncy houses.  32+/- parking spaces with additional 120 X 75 grassed rear lawn connecting to Middle Street.
Lewis - Now approved Gravel/Sand pit (concrete sand, gravel & top soil) with 6 RBI's (1 old bldg on parcel which can be sliced off), permit info available upon request, approx just 4+/- from I-87 for trucking.  Old barn on property.
Port Henry - Commercial Brick Building with 2 storefronts plus 4 apartments each having 2 bedrooms, 2 on 2nd level and 2 on 3rd level.  2 apartments rented and storefront known as the Fashion Shop are long time tenants.  Great location on Main Street in the Village of Port Henry, ideal for wi-fi coffee shop, professional office, subway, newsroom with Lottery & Beverages, many business opportunities, only 1 mile to state boat launch on Lake Champlain, Public Beach and Marina. 
Schroon Lake - Well established turn key fully equipped Country Store known as Adirondack Country Store Formerly Mountain Severance Country Store with Deli-subs, sandwiches, wraps, boar's head meats, groceries and beverages, camping supplies, Adirondack arts & crafts, lottery, remodeled deli station - 6 burner garland stove, work sandwich station, deli cooler, all equipment included, ATM, video rentals, lottery sales, soft ice cream, magazine and newsroom, ample parking, 2.3 acres, generator, deli and gas pumps, 5 cabins, miniature golf course, 279' road frontage on a heavily traveled state highway on route in the popular resort town of Schroon.
Ticonderoga - Currently the home of Hacker Boat Company, this active manufacturing facility is producing a line of world class luxury pleasure craft and high end yacht tenders.  Eager to expand operations to a nearby community this site is now for sale.  The three buildings are adaptable to a wide array of low bay uses.
Westport - Great investment for a lakeside family compound or business with over 800ft of waterfront.  Built as a grand estate for the famed Chicago family of Marshall Field's later named Camp Champlain, the property is now being operated as the Normandie Beach Resort.  Prior to the resort it was successful watersports camp.  Approximately 19 buildings sit on the grounds and many have undergone extensive renovations.  The property features lovely European style home, sandy beaches, plenty of boat docking, tennis and basketball courts, in-ground pool, large building with a commercial kitchen and banquet facilities, a modest lakeside restaurant and several cottages.
Wilmington - The Whiteface Chalet is an all season family resort located within 2 miles of Whiteface Mtn. Ski Center and includes 20 guest rooms, an 85 seat restaurant, pub and great room with stone fireplace.  Renovations have been completed on most rooms, including new rustic Adirondack furnishings.  Beautiful mountain views with 4.5 landscaped acres and expensive lawns.  Great investment opportunity for private club, B&B or family compound.  Sale includes all furniture, fixtures and equipment.




Meeting Notice

IDA Board Meeting;  Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 9:00 AM at IDA office, Elizabethtown, NY - Meeting Agenda