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Welcome to the Mohawk Valley

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Welcome to the Mohawk Valley. Upstate New York’s Mohawk Valley is an extraordinary place to live, work, and visit offering diversity and a unique experience for everyone. It is home to a vibrant and diverse business sector, impressive colleges and universities, unparalleled hospitals, and world-renowned museums.

The region comprises an area rich in history and scenic beauty. Nestled at the base of the foothills of the Adirondack Preserve, the Mohawk Valley is at the epicenter of major commercial centers of New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto, and Montreal.

Whether it is business and industry, recreation and tourism, education and culture, or merely the fine quality of life, the Mohawk Valley offers all the excitement and convenience of a major city without the hassle and frustration. Many people in the region are drawn in by the area’s affordability, quality of life and cultural amenities. USA Today chose Utica as one of the 10 Greatest Places with International Flair, in October 2009. Country Home magazine ranked the Utica/Rome area as one of the Top 25 Greenest Communities in the United States.

From the Adirondack Mountains to the Oneida Lake District, from fertile farmlands to vibrant communities, there is an abundance of choices for both urban and rural living. Additionally, the region offers a wide variety of settings for new and expanding businesses, for family life, for recreation and for life long experiences.

Greater Utica Chamber works with a variety of affiliates in its efforts to stimulate growth across the region.