Doing Business

We know how hard you worked to start your business, and how difficult it is to maintain every detail on a daily basis. How it needs your full attention to grow and produce rewards. That is how we feel about our charming Village of Menands, New York. It needs our full attention and constant nurturing, but the rewards of our safe and happy hometown are fulfilling.


Under the direction of Mayor Megan Grenier, the Village of Menands has changed the way we do business. The Village Board has made changes to the zoning laws and updated our Design Guidelines to encourage new businesses to locate along the Broadway Corridor and other prime locations in the village, retain existing businesses and improve the quality of life in the community.

The zoning changes, as well as updated guidelines, create smart economic growth and development, while advancing the goals of the Village to promote innovation in the design and layout of structures and encourage compact, pedestrian-oriented development and redevelopment.


Our Village Departments work together to meet the needs of our business community with new and expanding building projects. The Department of Economic Partnerships handles the daily needs of our growing businesses, including providing tours to highlight the potential and opportunities that Menands has to offer. Our Building Department is ever ready to see that a smooth transition of projects takes place, and to answer questions and provide assistance in a timely manner.

Throughout the site plan review, the Village Police, Fire Department and Public Works Department are also a part of the process. This ensures that all community services adequately provide for the needs and protection of our Village.


Our location has been the driving force for many businesses that are looking to be in the center of it all. Located in the heart of Tech Valley and the Capital District, the Village of Menands is at the crossroads of the NYS Thruway, I-90 and the Adirondack Northway making our geographic location an ideal place for any business.

When you are looking for a place to expand your business, please consider Menands as a future partner. We look forward to helping you to strengthen and grow your business. Let us show you how we can help.