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.

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    Albany’s Rank in U.S. News “10 Best Places to Find a Job in Technology”
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    Capital District Rank in Forbes “U.S. Cities Where Manufacturing Is Thriving”

Nine Pin Ciderworks LLC

To meet growing demand for hard cider products and better accommodate visitors to its on-site tasting room, Nine Pin needed to invest in new machinery and equipment and facility renovations.

Hudson Hall

From a formerly condemned building, Hudson Hall has been established as the City of Hudson’s anchor cultural institution, offering expanded arts and community programs, furthering tourism and driving the Capital Region’s creative economy.

RNA Institute, University at Albany

Research at the RNA Institute will facilitate the commercialization in New York State of novel RNA technologies and medicines to treat infectious diseases, neurological diseases and cancer.

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Michael Yevoli, Regional Director