From coast to coast, communities are finding that light manufacturing is a smart industry sector to target. The skills needed for these jobs are readily transferable from other industries. In addition, regions can capitalize on existing advantages in logistics, transportation or available space to attract light manufacturers. Saratoga County is experiencing success in light manufacturing.
Many of the existing Saratoga County businesses attribute their success to the availability of a skilled and educated workforce in light manufacturing, a robust supply chain and a well-connected multimodal logistics network within hours of every major northeast market.
Because Saratoga County is home to GlobalFoundries, there is a trickle-down effect to light manufacturing companies that support the high-tech industry.