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New York’s Capital Region  - A Growing Business, Education, Technology, and Health Care

New York's Capital Region has been earning national attention for 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 and a third of our population over 25 years old has a bachelor’s degree or higher. We enjoy living in communities that are close to where we work (average commute is 24.08 minutes) and that are affordable. 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.

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
When you combine our world class research centers, over 20+ nationally ranked four-year universities and colleges, world class healthcare centers with the nearly 20,000 companies who already call this region home, the Capital Region is a robust center for 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.

Contact Us for More Information!
Explore the Capital Region's advantages by clicking the links below. This is only the beginning! For more information, call (518) 426-5211, or for more information on Upstate NY real estate opportunities, and find the perfect piece of real estate in Albany, Troy, Rensselaer, Saratoga Springs NY or anywhere throughout this region!

 

Local Chambers
Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce
Colonie Chamber Of Commerce
Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce
Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce
Southern Saratoga Chamber of Commerce

Business/Economic Development
Albany International Airport
Capitalize Albany Corporation
Center for Economic Growth
Downtown Albany

Empire State Development Corporation
New York Business Development Corporation
Saratoga Economic Development
StartUp NY
Tech Valley
Warren County Economic Development

Newspapers
The Business Review
The Gazette
The Record
The Saratogian
The Spotlight Newspapers
The Times Union

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

Weather

Albany Weather

Public Schools
Albany City Schools
Averill Park Central School District
Bethlehem Central School District
Cohoes City School District
East Greenbush Schools
Guilderland Central School District
Mohonasen Central School
Niskayuna Central Schools
North Colonie Central Schools
Saratoga Springs Schools
Schalmont Central Schools
Schenectady City School District
Shenendehowa Central School
South Colonie Central Schools
Troy City School District

Private Schools
Albany Academies
Doane Stuart School
Emma Willard School
Saint Gregory's School
St. Pius Catholic School
The Susan Odell Taylor School

Colleges and Universities
Albany College of Pharmacy
Albany Law School
Albany Medical College
Excelsior College
Hudson Valley Community College
ITT Technical Institute
Maria College of Albany
New School of Radio and Television
Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute (RPI)
Schenectady County Community College
Siena College
Skidmore College
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
The College Of Saint Rose
The Sage Colleges
Union College
University of Albany


Healthcare
Albany Medical Center
Bellevue Woman's Center
Capital Care Medical Group
Community Care
Ellis Hospital
Seton Health
St. Peter's Hospital