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City of Schenectady!
is a city rich in history and accomplishment.
It was here where Thomas
Edison founded what would become the General Electric
Company, where George Westinghouse invented the rotary
engine and air brakes, where the American Locomotive Works
once made virtually every steam and diesel locomotive to
pull passengers and move freight across our country, and
where New York State’s first historic district, the
Stockade, was named.
Once known as the City that Lights and Hauls the World,
Schenectady today is poised for a new generation of
growth and opportunity.
Schenectady has undergone a renaissance. An
expanded Proctors Theatre now hosts large scale
Broadway shows in the heart of a reinvigorated
downtown. We have welcomed a new hotel, cinema,
restaurants, high technology companies, a YMCA,
cafes and loft housing in our resurging downtown. GE
has added over 1,000 jobs and major technology
companies such as Transfinder and Quirky have
expanded in Schenectady. In the last several years
our community has brought in over $600 million in
Throughout its 300 year history, Schenectady has proved to
be a city of remarkable resiliency and renewal. As Mayor,
I invite you to experience all that our beautiful city has
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