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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 New York State Capital, Albany, NY.
The Region’s most important asset is 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.
Research centers such as GE Global Research, Wadsworth Center, Knolls Atomic Power Lab, Rensselaer Polytech Institute and SUNY Poly-technic Institute are a major reason so many international companies choose to invest here.
The Capital Region vision is to foster an ecosystem in which the private sector, academia, and government work in harmony to stimulate economic growth. Locally collaborative. Globally competitive. Economically vibrant.