Chamber of Commerce & IDA


Bethlehem IDA

The Town of Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency (BIDA), established in 1973, is a public benefit entity under New York State General Municipal Law 18 A.

The IDA actively promotes, encourages, attracts and develops job and recreational opportunities and economically sound commerce within the Town’s borders. They provide financial assistance to eligible projects in order to promote the economic welfare, prosperity, and recreational opportunities for the residents of the Town.

In addition to financial assistance, in some cases the Bethlehem IDA can assist companies with grant applications, business plans, access to agencies and markets and other business and marketing issues.

Through the vision and leadership of the Town Supervisor and IDA Board Members, they seek to create a “business-friendly climate” that will attract development opportunities consistent with the character of the Town. With its superb location, desirable quality of life, available land, and “business-friendly climate”, the Town of Bethlehem is well positioned to participate in the Capital Region’s Tech-Valley movement.

For more information on the Bethlehem IDA contact:

                Thomas Connolly
                Executive Director
                518-439-4955 ext. 1164

Albany County IDA

The Albany County Industrial Development Agency (ACIDA), established in 1975 is a profit public benefit entity under New York State General Municipal Law 18 A. 

The Agency’s primary goal is to encourage economic growth and expansion through financial incentives, thus advancing the job opportunities, health, general prosperity, and economic welfare of the people of Albany County and the State of New York.  The Agency offers businesses financial incentives in the form of tax-exempt and taxable bonds to cover the cost of construction, rehabilitation, and equipping for a wide range of commercial and industrial projects.

For more information on the Albany County IDA contact:

Hon. Gary W. Domalewicz, Chairman
112 State Street Rm 740
Albany, New York 12207
(518) 466-7952


Chamber of Commerce


Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization, nearly 600 members strong, action-oriented, governed by volunteer leaders in the fields of Community Promotion, Business Education, Economic and Small Business Development, Public Affairs, and a wide range of membership services, including affordable health insurance and a membership directory.

The Chamber is a voluntary organization dedicated to meeting the needs of its members. The Chamber promotes good business practices, a favorable business environment and community prosperity and is structured so that every business in our area may "afford" membership in this vital organization. The Chamber is committed to good government relations, and works to make Bethlehem and the surrounding area a better place to live.

For more information on the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce contact:

Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce
318 Delaware Avenue, Suite 11
Delmar, New York 12054
Phone: (518) 439-0512
Fax: (518) 475-0910