2016 Call for Priority Projects
Deadline - July 29th, 2016
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Capital Region Regional Economic Development Council Meeting
Monday, June 27,2016
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
UAlbany, SEFCU Arena
Hall of Fame Room
2014 Progress ReportCAPITAL REGION
REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
CREDC PresentsProgress Update to the Strategic Implementation
2012 Progress ReportCAPITAL REGION
REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Final Strategic Plan for the Capital RegionRegional Economic Development Council - Success Today, Opportunity Tomorrow
The Capital Region REDC
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.
Items of Interest:
Project Spotlight: SUNY ATTAIN LAB in Albany's South End Opens its Doors
Earlier this month, representatives from the CREDC joined Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region, the Albany Housing Authority, The State University of New York University Center for Academic and Workforce Development (SUNY UCAWD), and other state and local officials to officially cut the ribbon on the newest Advanced Technology Training And Information Networking (ATTAIN) lab, housed at the Capital South Campus Center in Albany.
The lab, one of 36 located across New York State’s most economically challenged urban and rural communities, was created to provide ongoing access to education and training through the use of technology.
Establishment of the ATTAIN lab in Albany’s South End neighborhood is a priority of the CREDC, and an important part of the Council’s plan to address gaps in workforce training, particularly in underserved areas of the region and in-demand industries. The project was awarded two grants totaling $475,000 from Empire State Development in Round 3, including a $100,000 Opportunity Agenda grant geared to combat unemployment and revitalize distressed communities in the region.
As a certified Microsoft IT Academy, the ATTAIN lab will provide personalized pre-employment and job readiness training, and offer over 32 occupational, academic and self-development courses including resume preparation, computer literacy, High School Equivalency, English as a Second Language, college preparatory, and industry recognized Microsoft certifications at no cost to participants.
The Center is designed to address the needs of the community, as highlighted by the findings of the American Communities Survey, a study conducted by the University at Albany, which reported that there are more than 17,000 adult learners in Albany who do not have a post-secondary education.
More information on the lab and how to get involved here.
Capital Region In Depth
Get more expansive regional data on the Capital Region below:
Physical and Built Environment
- Natural Resources, Water, Topography, etc.
- Real Estate: Housing and Commercial Space
- Culture and Tourism; Quality of Life
- Capital Region State Parks Snapshot
- Economic Impact of Tourism in NY State & Regions 2009
- Economic Impact of Visitor Spending NYS Counties
- New York State Hospitals by Empire State Development Regions
- Nursing Homes by Region and Bed Count
- OPRHP 2010 State Council Annual Report
- OPRHP Statewide Capital Needs List
- Regions and Maps
- Infrastructure Baseline
- Bikeways Pedestrian
- Health Care
- Public Transit
- Transportation Infrastructure
- Utility/Energy Infrastructure
- Water and Sewer
- Waterways (Commerce)
- Changing Demographics
- Education System
- Albany,Schenectady & Troy MSA Chart Book, August 2011
- Glens Falls MSA Chart Book, August 2011
- NYSDOL Press Release on Latest Local Employment Figures, August 2011
- The Health Workforce in New York, 2009: Trends in the Supply of and Demand for Health Workers
- Greater Capital Region Work Readiness Certificate Recommendations
- Regional Talent Pipeline Study - Executive Summary
- Regional Talent Pipeline Study
- Essential Workplace Skills Final Report
- Union Stats
- Welcome To Your Region
- NYS Green Jobs Survey Finding #1: Prevalence
- NYS Green Jobs Survey Finding #2: Green Employment
- NYS Green Jobs Survey Finding #3: Green Expectations
- NYS Green Jobs Survey Finding #4: Green Credentials Preferred by Green Employers
- NYS Green Jobs Survey Finding #5a:Common Green Occupations
- NYS Green Jobs Survey: Appendices A & B
- Industry Structure and Concentration
- Governance - Accountability, Overlapping Layers, Local Government
- Statewide Business Costs and Tax Structure
- Cost of Doing Business & Cost of Living
- Income Distribution by NYAGI of Full-Year Residents by Region
- Property Tax Levies by ESD Region 2009 - 2010
- Property Tax Levies by ESD Region 2009
- Property Tax Levies by ESD Region 04-05
- Property Tax Levies by ESD Region 2004
- Property Tax Levies by ESD Region 99-00
- Property Tax Levies by ESD Region 1999
- Handbook of New York State and Local Taxes October 2010
- Employer's Guide to Unemployment Insurance, Wage Reporting, and Withholding Tax
- New York State Tax Guide for New Businesses
- Taxable Sales for ESD
- State Tax Comparisons
- Summary of Utilization of Major Business-Related Property Tax Exemptions
- Entrepreneurialism, Innovation and Risk Taking
Meeting Notes and Forums