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Town of Colonie has big plans for 2013


COLONIE, N.Y. - The Town of Colonie has seen 2,500 jobs created in the past two years, and following Wednesday morning's State of the Town, it seems they have big plans for 2013.

All over Colonie, businesses are moving in and expanding. At the State of the Town, Town Supervisor Paula Mahan noted the financial strength of Colonie and how plans in place for 2013 will only continue that trend.

"Redevelopment is essential for smart, sustainable growth. It is only through creative re-use of existing properties that we can ensure areas previously developed remain fresh and viable," said Mahan.

That's already in the works at Latham Circle Mall, which will eventually become the Shoppes at Latham Circle.

At the site of the recently demolished Starlite Theatre, change is the message.

With the exciting addition of Trader Joe's to the area, Whole Foods planning to open at Colonie Center, and a 115-room Staybridge Suite hotel coming up, Wolf Road has become a one-stop shop.

But development goes further than just where to shop and stay. Since moving in back in 2010, Precision Valve and Automation (PVA), a manufacturing company, has boosted the area's numbers by adding about 200 jobs. And with expansion on the mind, they expect to hire 40 more employees in the near future while also hoping to add another 75,000-square-feet to their building. PVA calls the relationship with the town a win-win.

"The town and our company were looking to grow financially, and we're working hand-in-hand with helping the town out with business," said PVA Director of Operations Jeremy Prusky. And they're not alone. Marini Builders plans to construct a 26,000-square-foot showroom and warehouse on Old Niskayuna Road and to move their corporate headquarters close by, proving that Colonie's best days appear to be ahead of them.
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