Project Seneca is a world-class sustainable/livable community redevelopment effort that will drive regional economic growth through investment in targeted initiatives along the southern shore of Seneca Lake and throughout Schuyler County.
Project Seneca was conceived in 2012 as an effort to revitalize the lakefront in Watkins Glen, New York. It’s first project, upgrading and relocating the wastewater treatment plant, became the impetus to enlarge the concept plan to include additional economic development efforts in the Village of Watkins Glen, along the Cayuga & Seneca Canal and in the Village of Montour Falls. As a result, Project Seneca became the umbrella effort under which multiple initiatives would be implemented over a ten year period. In order to create a consistent, area wide economic development message, Project Seneca is now the brand for all economic development efforts in Schuyler County including initiatives within all four of the historic village downtowns, Towns, Camp Monterey, Economic Clusters (Fermentation, Value-added Agriculture and Hospitality & Tourism), Schuyler County Business Park and the Montour Falls Business Campus.