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The story of Downtown Gloversville is deeply ingrained in the City's history as an industrial town. It grew from a tiny frontier village, formerly known as Kingsborough (now the Kingsborough Historic District) in the 1810s to a booming industrial city of roughly 30,000 people in the early 20th century. Until the early 1960s, it produced up to 90% of the leather dress gloves in North America, with over 13,000 people employed in the leather and glove industries and related enterprises. As glove manufacturers steadily moved their labor-intensive operations to the Philippines and Taiwan, the City eventually became a shadow of it's former industrial manufacturing days and declined in both wealth and population.
Today, Downtown Gloversville's community acknowledges its impressive past while enacting positive change to pave the way for the next age of prosperity.
Both private and public partners have gathered together to create an office solely dedicated to galvanize community leaders, manage development projects across a variety of scales, and market the many assets Downtown has to offer for families and businesses alike.
With the attractive banners hung throughout the Downtown corridor, sponsors have not only commemorated their loved heroes, but also have contributed to the beautification of their own community. This union of beautification and veteran appreciation will serve as a shining example of the community's collective effort to advance the development of our city.
In order to capture the true walkability of an iconic downtown, pedestrian safety must be made a priority. Gloversville already has a compact urban core and the City is developing a plan to strengthen multi-modal transportation.
Click below to learn more about our commitment to creating the true walkable city.
Downtown Gloversville Development Specialist
I am excited to be a part of the team at the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth. For nearly 22 years, one of the major tasks in my role as a New York State Senate Community Liaison under Senators Hugh Farley and Jim Tedisco, was to work closely with state and local agencies to strongly advocate for constituents. In my current role as the Downtown Development Specialist, I am using those vital skills to support, promote and champion the historic and charming district in Gloversville. I am utilizing my networking and communication expertise to establish positive working relationships with people, businesses and groups within the downtown district.
Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist
Fulton County Center for Regional Growth
34 West Fulton Street, Suite 104
Gloversville, NY 12078
Tel: (518) 725-7700 x1004
Fax: (518) 725-7702