As a founding member of the Tech Valley Chamber Coalition, along with the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Schenectady County, our Chamber is focused on the improvement of the economy and quality of life in this region of upstate New York.
Since its launch in June of 2002, the Tech Valley Chamber Coalition has grown to include 24 chambers of commerce in 19 counties in New York State, stretching from the North Country down to Orange County. This translates into a partnership representing more than 21,000 businesses that employ over 531,000 individuals, making the Tech Valley Chamber Coalition the largest regional partnership of its kind.
The strength of this coalition allows the chambers and the business community at large to speak with one voice on issues of importance, such as the cost of health care insurance, taxation, minimum wage, workers' compensation and other concerns. One of the coalition's primary aims is a joint marketing effort designed to promote the advantages of living and working in New York's Tech Valley. Each participating chamber has committed to using the Tech Valley logo and positioning statement, "Serving New York's Tech Valley," on collateral materials.
The coalition has released five issues of Images of New York's Tech Valley, a promotional, full-color magazine that blends editorial content and striking photographs for a powerful marketing package that touts the business opportunities and superb quality of life in the region. Images represents the first time that organizations throughout the region have used a common promotional piece in their economic development recruitment and retention efforts.
Overall, the coalition represents a collaborative spirit within the business community to build a bright future for the region. The Chamber also keeps its membership informed and involved in public policy issues through its affiliations with other local chambers, the Business Council of New York and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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