Halfmoon means business! The Business and Economic Development Committee implemented in Halfmoon in January 2014. The Committee's mission is to build Halfmoon's economic base by strengthening existing Halfmoon businesses and by attracting new businesses to Town.
Generating more sales tax revenue by a stronger business base is necessary for Halfmoon to remain Town and highway tax free. If our Halfmoon businesses prosper, so does the Town!
In its first year, the Committee has reached out to all businesses in Halfmoon for inclusion, free of charge, in the business directory of the Town's new website. At the same time, the Committee surveyed businesses as to what changes could be implemented for the Town to be even more business friendly. As a result of this survey, town ordinances were amended that dealt with signs, streamlining procedure for business start-up, parking space formulas and special events permits.
The Committee is also focused on identifying parcels of land with infrastructure that would be ideal for commercial development.
The Committee works closely with the Saratoga Economic Development Committee and The Chamber of Southern Saratoga County in its mission.