Essex County Industrial Development Agency

Grow your business in the Park

Available Sites



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.


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 I-87, 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 power is also available.   


The Chesterfield Commerce Park



Moriah Business Park

The Moriah Business Park is a 32 acre park featuring pre-permitted, shovel-ready sites.  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 owned 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.




Lot #4 at the park is home to High Peaks Hospice which leases space in the newly built 3,200 square foot office building.  The building was built as a pilot educational/construction partnership utilizing students from Mineville‚Äôs Champlain Valley Technical Education Center (CV-TEC) who assisted local contractors.  High Peaks Hospice 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. 




Lots #3, #5 & #6 are home to 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 has constructed 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 bottling services at the park in phase 2. 







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.

Ticonderoga - Former Slaughter house and meat processing plant.  The 22.2 Acres includes SBL:  139.4-1-54.200.  Two parcels totaling 22.5 acres.  Includes coolers, freezer, rail system, front retail space, kill floor.  40 X 60 Barn.
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, July 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Adirondack Medical Center, Lake Placid, NY - Meeting Agenda