A Message from the Capital District Region
to the Capital Region!
We are excited to share with you some of the many reasons
that make the Capital District an attractive place to do
business. Among its assets are: a
strategic location in close proximity to all major markets of
the northeast; an extraordinary quality of life with a mix
of suburban rural communities and medium sized cities,
including the Capital City; a highly skilled workforce, and
our 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.
The Capital District is quickly becoming the center of
At the region's core is strategic investment in the
emerging New Economy which encompasses the area’s industry
clusters: bio life sciences, nanotechnology, chemical
manufacturing, semiconductor development and clean energy
investments in major ventures like GlobalFoundries
The region also boasts 21 institutions of higher learning
with a student population of 65,000.
These are home to some of our most valuable and
flourishing research and development facilities such as the
Center for Excellence in Nanoelectronics at CNSE’s Albany
NanoTech and the Center for Integrated Electronics at
The team at Empire State Development’s Capital Region regional office is here to assist you through our wide range of support services and resources needed to successfully establish or grow your company in the Capital Region. Let us walk you through the various economic development programs available and help you identify and fulfill your business goals. Welcome!
ESD Capital Regional Director
NEW IN THE CAPITAL
04/10/2012: University at Albany, SEFCU, Small Business Development Center and Empire State Development’s Small Enterprise Economic Development Program Receives 2012 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award
REGIONAL SUCCESS STORIES
From our partners at the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation