Essex County Industrial Development Agency

Grow your business in the Park

Site Selectors Demographics

(source 2010 census)


Population of Essex County 39,367   Total Housing Units 25,603
Population of New York State 19,378,104   Owner-Occuiped 11,989
      Persons Below Poverty 12.9%
Per Capita Income $24,390      
Median Houshold Income $45,216   Land Area (Sq. Miles) 1,794
      Persons Per Sq. Mile 21.9
Population Breakdown:     FIPS Code 031
4.7%   5-9 years      
5.4% 10-14 years   Town & County Tax Rates (pdf)
5.4% 15-19 years   School District Tax Rates (pdf)
6.6% 20-24 years      
5.6% 25-34 years      
11.2% 35-44 years      
13.5% 45-54 years      
16.0% 55-59 years      
8.2% 60-64 years      
5.8% 65-74 years      
9.1% 75-84 years      
6.2% 85 and over      


Essex County Electric Providers


      New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG)

Our Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Rebate Program delivers energy efficiency options in two key way:

        Prescriptive rebates for a broad range of specific, predetermined measures.

        Custom rebates for projects that require site-specific assessment and cost analysis, and are not eligible for any prescriptive rebates.

Click here for NYSEG commercial programs. 


National Grid

National Grid offers two types of incentives for relocating or expanding businesses: Energy Infrastructure Programs and Energy Pricing Programs. Highlights of each are shown below. Contact National Grid for more information about these programs.

Energy Infrastructure Programs (Note that these programs are part of the New York State Public Service Commission approved National Grid’s New York Economic Development Plan):

The Capital Investment Incentive - Provides grants to fund electric and natural gas improvements on National Grid owned or required natural gas and electric infrastructure for certain businesses projects that involve major capital investment in plant and equipment.

Industrial Building Redevelopment - Provides grants of up to $250,000 to building owners undertaking efforts to retrofit the interior electric and gas infrastructure required to convert these buildings to multi-tenant industrial use.

Brownfield Redevelopment - Provides grants to fund utility related infrastructure improvements and other costs that are necessary to progress the redevelopment of a brownfield site or vacant building.

Three Phase Power Incentive - Provides grants of up to $50,000 to help fund the extension of 3-phase electric service to eligible National Grid customers.

Renewable Energy and Economic Development - This program will fund a limited number of projects in the National Grid service territory that demonstrate alternative generation technologies while producing significant economic development benefits for the region.

Energy Pricing Programs

Natural Gas Discounts - Offers discounts that range from 3 to 5 cents per therm, depending on service classification and consumption.

Electric Pricing Discounts (SC-12) - This electric pricing program has greatly enhanced National Grid’s ability to help existing and prospective customers capitalize on business opportunities. SC-12 is an umbrella program that covers the full range of competitive situations, including business attraction, business expansion and customer retention.

SC-12 Growth Programs - Business Attraction-This program offers discounts to prospective customers who are evaluating locations both inside and outside National Grid’s service territory. It is also open to new businesses considering a start-up of operations in the National Grid service territory.  Business Expansion-Our business expansion program is available to current National Grid customers (25 kW or larger) who are evaluating an expansion of their existing usage-either through physical expansion (i.e., increase in kW) or increased utilization (i.e., higher kWh usage).

SC-12 Retention Programs - Revitalization-This program is designed to retain large manufacturing facilities in danger of closure due to financial distress.  Relocation-Open primarily to our larger industrial customers, this program offers discounts to prevent the relocation of manufacturing facilities to areas outside the National Grid service territory.


Meeting Notice

Essex County IDA Board of Directors Meeting - Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM located at 7566 Court Street, Elizabethtown, NY