Regional Economic Development Councils 2014 Awards Ceremony

Capital Region

Regional Economic Development Councils - Capital Region



Monday, February 9, 2015

Union College
Nott Memorial
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308
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Executive Session: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Public Session: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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2014 Progress Report


CREDC Presents

Progress Update to the Strategic Implementation
Assessment Team

2013 Progress Report


2012 Progress Report


Final Strategic Plan for the Capital Region

Final Strategic Plan for the Capital Region

Regional Economic Development Council - Success Today, Opportunity Tomorrow

Capital Region Strategic Plan

The Capital Region REDC

Saratogo Race Course is one of the Capital District's popular attractions.

The Capital Region is an attractive place to do business. Among its assets are: a strategic location with proximity to all major markets in the northeast; an extraordinary quality of life with a mix of suburban rural communities and medium sized cities, including the Capital City; a highly skilled workforce and the many world renowned academic and research institutions. These intellectual centers provide unparalleled economic development potential as well as opportunities for companies to grow and expand, especially in high tech and knowledge based industries.


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Project Spotlight: Capital District Community Gardens - Capital Roots

Capital Roots’ staff, volunteers and board members cut the grapevine ‘ribbon,’ officially opening The Urban Grow Center.

Early last month, The Urban Grow Center, Capital District Community Gardens held the grand opening of its new headquarters and food hub, and also announced that it has changed its name to Capital Roots. More than 200 community members gathered to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of the project, which is aimed at providing access to fresh food and green spaces for all residents throughout the Capital Region.

The Urban Grow Center project received more than $510,000 from New York State as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative. It is a priority project for the CREDC and will spur development in a distressed riverfront neighborhood, invest in the development of a local foods infrastructure and support our state’s agriculture industry.

The first phase of the project included the rehab and expansion of the 12,000-square-foot, 165-year-old industrial property located at 594 River Street in Troy to support existing programs and the development of a local food hub. The green building’s sustainable technologies include a green roof, water reuse, runoff reduction and porous pavements.

The event also marked the opening of an onsite marketplace and the gardener resource room, where gardening and culinary classes will be held. Equipped with loading bays and 500-square-feet of cold storage space, the produce distribution center will enable Capital Roots to distribute 1,000,000 pounds of fresh produce to 300,000 residents each year.

Phase two of the project is expected to begin in 2016 and will include development of hydroponic greenhouses, a commercial kitchen for whole family nutrition education and an incubator space for the creation of food-based businesses. So far, Capital Roots has raised 80 percent of the $2.8 million needed to fund the first phase of The Urban Grow Center’s development.

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