Fulton County has a diversified economy featuring companies like FAGE USA, Benjamin Moore, Walmart Food Distribution Center, Crystal Geyser, Taylor Made Products, EPIMED and many others.
Key Employers in Fulton County
|Lexington Center||Service provider to developmentally disabled.|
|Walmart Food Distribution Center||Food Distribution|
|Nathan Littauer Hospital||Health Care|
|FAGE USA||Yogurt Manufacturer|
|Benjamin Moore||Paint Manufacturer|
|EPIMED||Medical Devices Manufacturer|
|Taylor Made Products||Boat Accessories Manufacturer|
|Townsend Leather||Upholstery Leather Manufacturer|
|Pioneer Windows||Aluminum Windows Manufacturer|
Commercial & Industrial Lease and Sale Rates (2014)
|Fulton-Montgomery Co. Region||New York State|
|Avg. Office Rent/SF||$7.15||$18.70|
|Avg. Industrial Rent/SF||$3.17||$7.25|
|Avg. Commercial/Industrial Land Price/Acre/||$26,800||$62,000|
Source: Targeted Industry Analysis: Tryon Technology Park
The County’s scenic beauty and diverse recreational assets annually attract thousands of visitors. Tourism has long served as a staple industry, generating sales tax revenue and boosting small business. Fulton County Tourism reports that 63,000 visitors travel Route 29 each year. In 2015, the tourism industry in Fulton County directly and indirectly employed approximately 750 persons and generated approximately $3.7 million in local taxes.
Agriculture and Food Processing
Approximately 220 farms on nearly 40,000 acres in Fulton County produce dairy products, fruit, vegetables, grain crops and livestock. Milk and other dairy products accounted for more than 60% of the region’s agricultural sales in the Mohawk Valley counties (Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery and Oneida) in 2010. Prime agricultural soils total approximately one-‐third of County acreage.
Fulton County’s manufacturers, along with many farmer’s markets and new food businesses like Mohawk Harvest in Gloversville, are developing the Region as a major food‐processing hub. New employers such as feta cheesemaker Euphrates Inc. take advantage of the wealth of dairy farms and proximity to New York City, Boston, Montreal, Buffalo and other major metropolitan markets. FAGE USA, one of the largest yogurt brands in the United States, sited its U.S. production facility in Fulton County. In 2013, CG Roxane began bottling and shipping Crystal Geyser® Alpine Spring water from a nearly 180,000 square foot bottling plant in Johnstown. Local specialty sausage manufacturer Espuna located their Imperial Chorizo brand headquarters in a state‐of‐the‐art, USDA‐approved 23,000‐sq. ft. facility in Gloversville.