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2014 Progress Report


The Capital Region Economic Development Council invites you to attend and participate in a series of Strategic Plan Progress Report Public Input Sessions

Monday July 21, 2014
9:30 A.M. - 3 P.M.

Proctors GE Theater
432 State Street - Schenectady, NY 12305


In 2013 the Capital Region Regional Economic Development Council was recognized for its expanded input from stakeholders. That input helped advance regional strategies, build on existing partnerships and implement new strategies and goals in nanotechnology, agriculture and tourism. This year, Governor Cuomo has set new priorities for economic growth, and the Council is seeking public input to incorporate these priorities into its strategic plan.

Session One
9:30 am -12:00 pm

Not-for-Profits/Arts, Culture and Tourism Organizations & Businesses: The Council continues to develop its strategies to Showcase the Beauty of the Region’s Arts, Culture and Tourism by embracing the diversity of attractions and venues of the eight counties and Spotlight the Strengths of the Region by marketing existing assets. This session is intended to identify those collaborations, partnerships and activities that should be highlighted in the Strategic Plan and leveraged for further impact.

Session Two
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Global NY – Direct Forgiven Investment & Exporting
Global NY is intended to accomplish two complementary economic growth objectives - attract international investment and jobs to Upstate New York and provide New York businesses with the tools and assistance they need to export their products to the global Marketplace. As one component of Global NY, the Council is asked to develop and implement global marketing and export strategies, building foreign trade and investment approaches into its strategic planning efforts.

Veterans Issues and Opportunities
Promote Veterans’ Participation in the Workforce: This year, the Council is asked to develop strategies to encourage projects that include workforce goals related to Veteran’s employment and promote veterans’ programs to regional employers.

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Call for Priority Projects

Deadline - July 11th, 2014

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2014 CFA Program Webinars

CFA Programs

CREDC Presents

Progress Update to the Strategic Implementation
Assessment Team

2013 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: Tech Valley High School

Capital Region students who attend Tech Valley High School (TVHS) are more excited than ever to head back to class this September. That's because they'll be the first to attend Tech Valley's brand new, cutting-edge facility, construction of which is nearing completion on the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) campus in Albany. Thanks in part to $1.5 million in funding awarded through the Capital Region Economic Development Council, TVHS is relocating to a new two-story, 25,000-square-foot building on the Albany NanoTech megaplex, significantly enhancing its mission to serve as a regional public high school focusing on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and prepare students for careers in the 21st century global economy. More than 140 students are enrolled for fall 2014, with the freshman class at capacity.

A joint venture of Capital Region BOCES and Questar III BOCES, TVHS provides a unique educational environment for the region’s students to learn the relevance and applications of science and technology in everyday life. Co-location at the Nano College will provide students with access to state-of-the-art facilities and unlimited opportunities for project-based learning. The ability to integrate CNSE faculty, staff and research partners into everyday curriculum will create a unique and unrivaled innovation-based education model, enabling a seamless transition of TVHS students to university-level studies in STEM fields.

To learn more about Tech Valley High School, click here.

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