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Welcome to Gloversville!

Whether you are current resident, a new small business owner, a family looking to relocate to the area, or a developer, Gloversville’s walkable neighborhoods and downtown corridor, coupled with quality health care and schools, makes this small upstate New York State city the place where people want to be to live, learn, play and discover.

Those who flock to Gloversville are seeking to live in a less crowded, smaller city with a lower cost of living and an elevated quality of life. Gloversville fits the bill for those who switch from a high stress, high-cost environment to a relaxing lifestyle with a reasonable cost of living and a highly engaged and friendly community.

Located only a few short hours from major metropolitan areas including Albany, New York City, Montreal, Boston and Buffalo, Gloversville offers prime opportunities for business, and is also a perfect place for play. The city is located at the foothills of the Adirondack State Park, with its myriad of recreational opportunities.

Explore the abundant assets the City is proud to have, and come join us in enjoying its quaint charm and strong quality of life!

(Be sure to visit our resource room to get great information on the City of Gloversville.)

Whether you're a prospective developer, entrepreneur, resident, or visitor, we are proud to host valuable resources that will answer your inquiries.

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Developer's Guide

Learn the steps to open or expand your business in Downtown Gloversville.

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Learn about 3 of the Gloversville Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Sites

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Downtown Revitalization Initiative

 Learn about the 12 transformative projects that make up Gloversville's DRI.

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Mark Your Calendars

Visit our News & Events Page to discover activities in Downtown Gloversville

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Downtown Gloversville

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.  When these industries moved their operations overseas, Gloversville dedicated itself to revitalizing, diversifying, and growing.


Downtown Gloversville's community acknowledges its impressive past while enacting positive change and is paving the way for the next age of prosperity.



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Hometown Heroes

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. 



Downtown Gloversville Development Specialist 

Jennifer Donovan

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.


Contact Me

Jennifer Donovan

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

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