Through much of the 19th and into the early 20th century, Troy was not only one of the most prosperous cities in New York State, but one of the most prosperous cities in the entire country. Troy's one-time great wealth was produced in the steel industry. The presence of iron and steel also made it possible for Troy to be an early site in the development of iron storefronts and steel structural supports in architecture, and there are some significant early examples still in the city


TROY, NY welcomes new colleagues to our growing business community. Whether you’re interested in moving your business to Troy or starting a new business, there are people ready and willing to help you locate properties in the city, address building and zoning issues, or connect with others in your industry or your neighborhood. We’ve created links to some of the helpful resources that are available for business owners to get started.

Starting a Business

To learn more about starting a business in Troy or business opportunities contact Cheryl Kennedy in the Economic Development office at (518) 279-7412.

Doing Business With Us

The City of Troy uses the Capital Region Purchasing Group for issuing and managing all Bids and RFPs in addition to advertising in City's local newspaper The Troy Record. You may also find a list of Bids and RFPs on our contracts and procurement page.

If you have any questions regarding contracts and procurement, or you would like to inquire about doing business with the City of Troy, please call (518) 270-4616.

City Property For Sale

For information regarding City owned property for sale view our foreclosures list.

Property Construction and Codes

Businesses may contact the Code Enforcement office at (518)279-7180 for questions regarding permits. For questions regarding planning and zoning call (518) 279-7392.

Permits & Licenses

Persons needing information on permits & licenses may contact our City Clerks office at (518)279-7134.