The City of Watervliet is known as “The Arsenal City,” and its sports teams are called the “Cannoneers.” The city has been a strong partner and supporter of the Arsenal Partnership since its creation. Under the leadership of Mayor Mike Manning, the city has worked hand-in-hand with the Arsenal Partnership to help tenant companies secure federal and state funding to expand their services, purchase new equipment and stimulate job creation in Watervliet. In 2009, the city secured $750,000 in New York State grants and economic development loans that went to tenant companies. The Partnership and city have also collaborated on the creation of Watervliet’s Comprehensive Plan, which includes the study of land use at and around the 143 acre Arsenal site. The city looks forward to future opportunities to work with the Partnership and interested companies.