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Located just 9 miles west of Clifton Park, Schenectady was where Thomas Edison founded what would become the General Electric Company and George Westinghouse invented the rotary engine and air brakes. At one time American Locomotive manufactured virtually every locomotive that pulled trains in America here.

Schenectady Corporations

  • General Electric (9 miles) - GE is expanding with new manufacturing of sodium-based batteries. The plant is still producing generators and steam turbines.

  • General Electric Learning Center (8 miles) - A world class training facility in Niskayuna, NY the GE Learning center is located just 8 miles west of Clifton Park.

  • Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL) (8 miles) - KAPL is a world-class research and development facility dedicated to support of the United States Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program.

  • Union College (9 miles) - Is the oldest planned college campus in the United States. The Union campus features the unique 16-sided Nott Memorial building, built in 1875, and Jackson's Garden, eight acres of formal gardens and woodlands.

Schenectady Attractions

  • Proctors Theatre - An arts center. Built in 1926 as a vaudeville/movie theater, it has been refurbished in the 21st century. Proctors is home to three theaters, including the historic Mainstage, the GE Theatre, and 440 Upstairs.

  • The Stockade Historic District - Features dozens of Dutch and English Colonial houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. It is New York's first historic district, designated in 1965 and named after the historic stockade that originally surrounded the colonial settlement.

  • The Empire State Aerosciences Museum - In nearby Glenville, features extensive exhibits and materials on aviation.

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