Welcome to the
Town of Colonie
Planning and Economic Development Department (PEDD)
Paula Mahan
Supervisor
Sean M. Maguire, AICP CEcD
Director
Fresh Market in Latham, NYFuture of Colonie is in the planning for tomorrow
Latham Circle Mall development

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Resources for Businesses

The Town of Colonie is committed to supporting its business community during the current Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize that businesses of all sizes are impacted and our small businesses are especially vulnerable. In response, we have assembled some quick resources to help you during this time. If you need additional assistance, please call our offices at (518) 783-2741 or email us at pedd@colonie.org

Town of Colonie Local Development Corporation (LDC)

The LDC offers support to not-for-profit organizations through mortgage recording tax, and sales and use tax exemptions.
» Colonie LDC

Town of Colonie Industrial Development Agency (IDA)

The IDA offers support to for-profit entities through mortgage recording tax exemptions, sales and use tax exemptions, real property tax abatement, and interest-rate savings via tax-exempt financing. IDAs do not provide direct loans.
» Colonie IDA

Small Business Administration

Low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits impacted by COVID-19, how to respond to CDC recommendations, and more.
» SBA

Colonie Chamber of Commerce

Offers networking opportunities among members and the ability to connect small businesses with mutual resources.
» Colonie Chamber of Commerce

Capital Region Chamber of Commerce.

Administers the micro micro-loan programs up to ,000 for fixed assets, real estate, or working capital.
» Capital Region Chamber

Albany County Health Department

Information about the local impacts related to Coronavirus locally and links to state and federal health resources.
» Albany County Health Department


During this time, we encourage our community to support local businesses by shopping local. Where business as usual is impacted, consider alternatives such as ordering a meal for take-out instead of dining in.