The Manheim Business Park is a 30-acre, rural plot of land which the Herkimer County IDA acquired in 2000. The IDA seeks to remedy slowed economic growth in the County by providing investment opportunities for firms to relocate to Manheim or expand operations there. In order to create these opportunities, the IDA proposes to outfit the Park with infrastructure sufficient to support multiple light industrial facilities. Specifically, this will include installing sewer and water connections which will meet NYS building and fire codes and allow for facilities to be equipped with modern sprinkler systems. This will also facilitate construction of a water tower which will support the Business Park and provide water pressure assistance to approximately 100 residents of the nearby Village of Dolgeville. Additionally, the IDA proposes to construct a 50,000 building to rent to local employers. The IDA has signed a letter of intent with a local textile manufacturer to rent out the facility on a long-term basis. This will lead to dozens of new jobs for Herkimer County in the near term and creates the potential for many more jobs in the future when subsequent facilities are constructed.