AMD's big break

A number of Empire Zones are scattered across Saratoga County, but the largest by far are in the Malta area, at Luther Forest Technology Campus and the Saratoga Technology and Energy Park.

The project recently had to reapply for Empire Zone status, as the new company, AFT, is to take over. The Town of Malta recently approved the new entity.

"That allocation was made a few years ago, we just had to change the name," said Malta Supervisor Paul Sausville.

The Town of Stillwater and Saratoga County will have to sign off on the changes to make AFT part of the Empire Zone, as well.

The IDA will hold public hearings on AMD's application for county sales tax exemption for construction materials on Dec. 8, at 8 a.m. at Stillwater Town Hall, and at 10:30 a.m. at Malta Town Hall.

It is likely that a decision will immediately follow the hearings.""

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