New York’s Capital Region - A Growing Business, Education, Technology, and Health Care
New York's Capital Region has been earning national attention in recent years as a technology powerhouse, a stimulating place to work and live, and an ideal environment for growing a company and a family.
The 1.1 million residents of the Capital Region have enjoyed continued employment and growth opportunities even in the depths of the Great Recession. Today, the region is attracting new businesses thanks to long-range vision and both government and private investment in high technology, higher education, and health care. Albany has earned national attention as an attractive place to live and as the new epicenter of the next generation of semiconductor chip technology.
Equally attractive to many residents is the region’s geographic location – 3 hours from the major metropolitan centers of Manhattan, Boston, and Montreal, and only a short drive in any direction to farms, mountains, lakes, and an endless variety of outdoor tourism activities.
The Capital Region also boasts a rich cultural life and growing diversity, thanks in part to the many universities located here. From music to art, from dance to theater, from pre-Revolutionary history to cutting-edge technology -- it’s all here in Albany and surrounding communities.
Working in the Capital Region
With the recent arrival of global high-tech companies to the region, including companie like IBM, Tokyo Electronics, AMD’s Global Foundries semiconductor manufacturing plant, and the new 450 mm semiconductor advanced R&D Center at the College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering, America's newest Tech Valley is on the world map! That trend, combined with nearly 20,000 employers who already call this region home, makes the Capital Region a robust new center or career opportunities.
Playing in the Capital Region
400 years of history. A dynamic arts scene. Museums and theaters. Saratoga racing. The Capital Region is full of surprises. If that weren't enough, we're only a short drive from the beauty of the Adirondacks and Catskills…and the bright lights and bustle of New York City, Boston and Montreal.
A Place for Children
Everyone knows the value of a good environment for raising healthy, smart and happy kids. In that respect, the Capital Region is ideal: with highly rated schools, world-class healthcare and a vibrant sense of community.
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Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce
Colonie Chamber Of Commerce
Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce
Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce
Southern Saratoga Chamber of Commerce
Albany International Airport
Capitalize Albany Corporation
Center for Economic Growth
Empire State Development Corporation
New York Business Development Corporation
Saratoga Economic Development
Warren County Economic Development
Arts and Entertainment
Albany County Convention and Visitors' Bureau…a wealth of information on everything Albany
Albanyevents.org…listings of special events
Albany Institute of History and Art…founded in 1791, but still your new museum for the 21st Century
Capital Repertory Theatre…live professional theater staging new works and reviving classics
Downtown Albany...Shop, dine, explore
Downtown Troy...Shop, dine, explore
Proctor's Theatre "Everything's Great at This Stage…"
Saratoga Performing Arts Center…superstar performers and breathtaking events
Tanglewood Music Center … the splendor of nature is surpassed only by the magnificence of music
The Albany Symphony Orchestra…from classical masterpieces to new American works
The Egg… a performing arts center located in the Empire Plaza
The Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs… America's only museum devoted exclusively to American dance
The New York State Museum…the place to go to discover New York
The New York State Theatre Institute…theatre for family and school audiences
The Times Union Center - …top-of-the-line musical performances and sports
The Palace Theatre…cultural and entertainment facility in downtown Albany
Troy Music Hall…ranked among the world's finest concert halls
Albany Medical Center
Bellevue Woman's Center
Capital Care Medical Group
St. Peter's Hospital