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Fulton County Center for Regional Growth

34 West Fulton Street
Gloversville, NY 12078
P: +1 518-725-7700 x101

Fulton County New York, Posit+ive

Overview

The County is renowned for its attractive quality of life, beautiful rural landscapes, charming communities, historic cities and popular recreation destinations, including Great Sacandaga Lake, a top attraction in the Region. 

Fulton County is located within New York’s “Technology Triangle” formed by GlobalFoundries to the east, SUNY Poly College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering to the south and Marcy Nanocenter at SUNY Polytechnic Institute to the west. It offers diverse well-paying jobs and a high-quality, low-cost small-town lifestyle.

Demographic Characteristics & Trends


Growing Population with Rising Incomes:
The County population is projected to grow 3% by 2020. Median household income rose ten percent to $55,550 between 2010 and 2014.

Pathways to Technology


The Hamilton­‐Fulton­‐Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services (HFM-­BOCES) currently operates two new Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH) programs servicing Fulton County. 

PTECH is an innovative model for secondary education. Students enter PTECH in 9th grade and earn a Regents high school diploma as well as an Associate Degree from FMCC in 4­‐6 years. 

Students graduating from these PTECH programs represent another source of skilled and trained labor for local employers not available in many other areas of New York State that don’t operate PTECH programs.
 
There is a strong consensus among County educators that while new companies are bringing more jobs with good salaries, students need more than the traditional high school diploma to enter a middle class lifestyle. 

The need for post-secondary training is essential to earn a living wage.

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