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The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce is the principal business, civic and economic development agency for the Rensselaer Gateway communities. Founded in 1900, the Chamber represents more than 900 diverse businesses and community organizations employing nearly 43,000 professionals. The Chamber serves all its members -- from sole proprietors to corporations with thousands of people -- with programs and services designed to inform, educate and assist them in reaching their full business potential.

The Chamber is an active advocate in municipal, state and national business and government organizations and effectively represents its membership on public policy issues. In addition, the Chamber is one of three founding members of the Tech Valley Chamber Coalition.

The Rensselaer Gateway communities include Rensselaer County, the cities of Cohoes and Watervliet, and the villages of Green Island and Waterford. These communities are the perfect place to live and raise a family, operate and grow a business or enjoy the many attractions and events held during all seasons of the year. The region has a vibrant and growing business community, friendly neighborhoods, progressive school systems and outstanding cultural institutions and recreational opportunities.

Located at the crossroads of the Northeastern United States, the Rensselaer Gateway is the eastern entry into New York's Capital Region. Historically, the Rensselaer Gateway is considered the birthplace of America's Industrial Revolution; today it is a hub of modern global information businesses. Many leading high technology companies are headquartered here, along with thousands of small entrepreneurial businesses and a network of university-supported incubator businesses.

The Rensselaer Gateway is proud to be home to many cultural institutions, outdoor recreational sites and seasonal sporting adventures. We are within easy distance of the Adirondacks and the Catskills and the Green Mountains of Vermont. In addition, our communities are home to some of the best restaurants in the Northeast.

The uniqueness of the region lies in its many facets -- the bustle of the downtown areas, the conveniences of the suburbs, the beauty of the rural areas. All of this, within close proximity to major metropolitan areas, makes the Rensselaer Gateway an outstanding choice for your home and your business. Welcome to Rensselaer County..."Life Looks Good From Here!"

Celebrating Our Stories: Paintings in Words and Wool, Honoring Grandma Moses is an art and oral history program on Saturday, May 13 that is free and open to all.   Anna Mary Robertson "Grandma" Moses (1860-1961) rose to world-renown as a self-taught artist when she resided in Hoosick, New York. Inspired by her life and work, Hoosick Falls’…
As part of their mission to "Create Fans for Life," the Tri-City ValleyCats will host the youth of the Capital Region for Education Day at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., as they play the Albany Dutchmen of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. The game will serve as the background to an all-encompassing…
Filling technology jobs in the Capital Region remains a challenge, but employers are seeing some improvement in hiring and feeling more optimistic about job growth over the next year, according to the latest Linium Hiring Index released today by Linium Recruiting, the region’s leading recruiter for high-tech positions. Of 80 hiring and human…
May
03
Market, develop & connect at our must-attend event of the year! The Annual Dinner {with a twist} & Business Expo is the Chamber’s premier event of…
5:30 p.m.
May
09
Join us, The Record and the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce for an educational online marketing workshop with experts from Google and Adtaxi. Topics…
11:30 a.m. Registration; 12 - 1:30 p.m. Program
May
24
Join us for a discussion with the mayors of Cohoes, Rensselaer, Troy and Watervliet. Panelists will discuss timely issues facing our region and what the…
7:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast; 8 - 9 a.m. Program