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Saratoga County is in the northeastern part of New York State, north of Albany, northwest of Troy, and east of Utica. Ballston Spa is the county seat.

It is largely known for the Saratoga Race Course, which hosts thoroughbred racing each year in July and August, and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, an outdoor ampitheatre entertainment venue.

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Main Industries: Saratoga County experiences strong commercial growth and a diverse local economy that ranges from Global Foundries, the largest high-tech economic development project in the country, to thriving family farms. Saratoga County is extremely popular between late July and early September each year due to the Saratoga Race Course being open. This world-famous track dates back to 1863. Horse-racing fans come from all over to watch the races.

Besides the horses, Saratoga County is also known for its role in American History, being the home of the Battle of Saratoga. The Saratoga National Historical Park is located along the Hudson River in Stillwater, and features a drive-around trail where you can drive up to each station. The park is also famous for its outstanding views of the area's natural scenery and Vermont's Green Mountains in the distance.

The Saratoga Spa State Park capitalizes on the culture and mineral springs that once drove Saratoga County. This is a large state park and includes a hotel, 2 pool complexes, mineral baths, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, picnic areas, hiking trails and numerous mineral springs.

Education: Saratoga County is home to Skidmore College and SUNY- Empire State College.

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Elected Officials
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Chair, Board of Supervisors - Kevin J. Tollisen

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518-885-2240

40 McMaster St. Ballston Spa, NY 12020