Capital Region Regional Economic Development Council

The Capital Region Economic Development Council (CREDC) is the economic advisory board for the NY State Capital and eight adjacent counties.

*NEW* Workforce Development Initiative


The Workforce Development Initiative (WDI) will invest $175 million through a newly created Consolidated Funding Application (CFA), targeted to workforce investments. The awarded CFA projects will support strategic regional efforts that meet businesses’ short-term workforce needs, long-term industry needs, improve regional talent pipelines, enhance the flexibility and adaptability of local workforce entities, and expand workplace learning opportunities. Focus will be on regionally significant industries in emerging fields with growing demands for jobs, including those in clean energy, life sciences, computer science, and advanced technologies. Funds will also support efforts to improve the economic security of women, young workers, and other populations that face significant barriers to career advancement.


  • Dr. Gladys I. Cruz
    • District Superintendent, Rensselaer-Columbia-Greene Counties and BOCES
  • Robert C. Wildermuth III
    • Executive Director, Capital Region Workforce Development Board
  • Sonya Del Peral
    • Economic Development Representative, Nine Pin Ciderworks (Manager)
  • Abbe Kovacik
    • Executive Director, Capital District Child Care Council
  • Kristine Duffy
    • President, Adirondack Community College
  • Anita Murphy
    • District Superintendent, Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga Counties and BOCES 

Project plans and applications are now being accepted. Find out more:

Federal Opportunity Zones

Find out more about the Federal Opportunity Zones program here:  Learn More

    CREDC Documents

    One of the many responsibilities of the CREDC is the creation of a regional strategic plan as well as an annual progress report. Click View More below to access the full archive of CREDC documents.

    • 2019 Capital Region Progress Report Cover
      Strategic Plans/Reports

      2019 Capital Region Progress Report

    • Capital Region 2018 Progress Report Cover
      Strategic Plans/Reports

      Capital Region 2018 Progress Report

    • Strategic Plans/Reports

      2017 Capital Region Progress Report

      Learn more about the Capital Region’s 2017 strategies, priorities and progress.
    • Strategic Plans/Reports

      2015 Capital Region URI Plan

      Learn more about the Capital Region's Upstate Revitalization Initiative plan.
    • Strategic Plans/Reports

      2016 CREDC Progress Report

    • Strategic Plans/Reports

      2011 Capital Region Strategic Plan

      Troy Innovation Garage

    Troy Innovation Garage

    To accommodate the growing ranks of creative entrepreneurs in the Capital Region, in 2015 Gramercy Communications proposed a project to acquire and renovate a vacant 14,000 square-foot building in...

    Downtown Revitalization Initiative

    Governor Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) is transforming downtown neighborhoods into vibrant communities where the next generation of New Yorkers will want to live work and raise families.

    CR DRI Round 1 (2016): City of Glens Falls (Warren County)

    CR DRI Round 2 (2017): City of Hudson (Columbia County)

    CR DRI Round 3 (2018): City of Albany (Albany County)

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    South Street in the City of Glens Falls 2016 DRI Award Winner (Warren County) is a regional hot spot for business by day and entertainment at night.

    CREDC News

    Learn about the economic developments and events in the Capital Region.

    CREDC Public Meetings

    Read meeting notes and see meeting notices for the Capital Region REDC.

    Past CFA Awards

    View past CFA awards ceremonies for the Capital Region.

    More About the Capital Region

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    Michael Yevoli, Regional Director