Hopefully, you’ve noticed our new logo or seen one of our advertisements in the local paper as we rebranded our organization in 2021. Or Maybe you’ve seen our new logo on face masks around town (they’re pretty comfortable, if you’d like one of your own, let us know and we will throw one in the mail to you). Hopefully our name is synonymous to quality industrial buildings for lease, our friendly staff, and our mission to attract and retain jobs and investments in our community.
But maybe you're not so familiar with who we are, and assume TDC is just another three-letter company.
Today, we aim to change that.
On the off chance that you’ve heard of ‘The Development Corporation’, well, that is us! Although now we’ve changed our name to simply “TDC”. This used to be a quick way to refer to The Development Corporation, and we decided it suited us better, going forward. So we’re just a three-letter name company - and we’re excited about that!
The three letters may not officially stand for anything anymore, but that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing behind our name. In fact, we’ve got a lot to back up those three letters. 60 successful years as an organization, 18 Industrial buildings amounting to over 600,000 square feet, and hundreds of jobs created as the result of businesses establishing and growing in Clinton County, NY.
You’re probably still wondering what it is that we do, though. Okay, here we go!
TDC is a not-for-profit organization, which basically means that we are an organization which operates without an owner. Because of that, we are governed by a board of directors who help guide the staff of the organization to make the best decisions possible, and any profits that we make get reinvested into the organization. This structure works great for us because it allows us to focus our work on our mission (of creating and retaining jobs and bringing businesses and investments to the community) instead of our bottom-line.
While the goal of our business isn’t to make as much money as possible, we still do care about having enough resources to support our mission. That’s where our inventory of industrial buildings comes into play. To create jobs, you need businesses who will hire employees; to have a business, you need a space to do your work. Since constructing a building can be cost prohibitive, TDC has built industrial spec buildings for companies to lease and work out of. As tenants move in and expand their staff from the capable workforce in our community, jobs are created. Mission accomplished! Our tenants’ lease payments also help TDC to support marketing and outreach efforts to bring in the next company and a new set of job opportunities for our community. It’s a win-win!
Does our work stop there? Not yet! TDC is also interested in investing in the workforce to help attract and retain the best of the best in our region. Through grant programs, training sessions, and teaming up with other service providers, we are able to make an impact on the workforce for our tenants and the greater business community. Our board and staff are also highly engaged in the region. It’s more than likely that you have run into one of our staff members on various local and regional boards, committees, or at events. Our staff is highly engaged in helping others within our community succeed in and out of work.
So, while we are a company that owns, maintains, and leases industrial buildings in Northern NY, we’d like to think we’re more than just landlords. The staff and board of directors are constantly driven by the TDC mission to make our community better by creating and retaining jobs and investments - our buildings are just the means to make that happen. We are also champions for our community and aim to create awareness of all the great things happening in the greater Plattsburgh region.
We hope that you’ll engage with us on our social media accounts to help us continue our mission for the next 60 years. The more we work together to help support area businesses and show our next potential tenants why it’s so great to work here, the better our community will be!
Curious to learn more? Visit our History Page