Now in Its 10thYear, STEP® Facility Reaches Milestones
March 18, 2011
MALTA – The tech park owned by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) achieved two milestones recently: topping 300 workers among its 12 tenant businesses, and opening a new eatery.
The clean-tech and environmental-based businesses at Saratoga Technology + Energy Park (STEP) in Malta are expected to continue to grow. So is STEP itself -- the park is approved for 1.25 million square feet of business space, a footprint four times its current size.
STEP’s mission is to attract clean-tech businesses, grow jobs in the region and promote a clean-energy economy.
“In the ten years since NYSERDA created STEP, it has become a leader in attracting clean-tech business,” said Francis J. Murray Jr., President and CEO of NYSERDA. “NYSERDA is proud of the role it plays in helping to develop a clean-energy economy in New York State.”
In a further sign of STEP’s continued growth, a food kiosk opened at 107 Hermes Rd. last month. It is the first permanent food service available at the site.
The kiosk is open for breakfast and lunch and is operated by PRIME Business Dining, a division of Mazzone Management Group. Mazzone also owns 677 Prime in Albany, the Glen Sanders Mansion in Schenectady, Prime in Saratoga Springs and other local restaurants. The company also operates The Foundry, a dining location exclusively for the construction workers at the GLOBALFOUNDRIES site located next to STEP. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is currently the largest economic-development project in the country.
“The exciting work taking place at STEP presented an opportunity I couldn’t say ‘no’ to,” said Angelo Mazzone, president of Mazzone Management Group. “We’re glad to be able to bring our high-quality food to this high-tech campus.”
STEP was created in 2001 to attract clean-energy and environmental companies looking for strategic locations to build and grow in the heart of New York’s Tech Valley. STEP also offers programs, services, partnerships and amenities to support the success of companies and employees located on its campus.
NYSERDA offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect our environment and create clean-energy jobs. A public benefit corporation, NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York since 1975.
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