Types of Businesses

Manufacturing
Manufacturers of all sizes call Delaware County home, employing over 4,000 people. Goods include components for the aerospace industry, pharmaceuticals, printing, and dairy products. Companies include:

  • Amphenol Aerospace
  • ACCO
  • Audiosears
  • Catskill Craftsman
  • Clark Companies
  • DOMO
  • Kraft Foods
  • Covidien
  • Sportsfield Specialties
  • Saputo

Natural Resource-Based Industries
An abundance of excellent and unique raw materials gives Delaware County companies an advantage in the global marketplace. Products include medium-density fiberboard (MDF), bluestone, and engravable wood products. Natural resource-based industries include:

  • Integrated Wood Component
  • New England Wood Pellets
  • Johnstone and Rhodes Bluestone
  • Sonny and Sons Bluestone
  • Tompkins Bluestone
  • Schaefer Enterprises
  • Cannonsville Lumber

Agriculture
Over 700 farms occupy nearly 200,000 acres. Principal sources of cash farm income include milk, vegetables, grain and livestock. Discover the splendid tastes of local food producers in the Great Western Catskills. From honey and maple syrup, to fresh produce, pastured beef, chicken, pork, lamb, goat, eggs, jams and more, we have it all right here. Visit one of the many farmers’ markets, farm stores, back road farm stands or restaurants offering¬†true farm-to-table dining to experience the tastes of these mountains.

Retail
Small specialty shops, department stores, and restaurants continue to join the ranks of the county’s retailers. These include over 350 retail merchants with sales of over $472 million.

Labor Draw

The Catskill Mountains instilled a heritage of independence, self-reliance, and cooperation that is evident in our work force.

Labor Statistics
Work Force Available 325,300
Work Force Employed 306,600
Unemployment Rate 5.3%

Demographic Highlights
Population 46,053
Households 19,262
Median Household Income: $44,183
High School Graduates 87.5%
Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.2%