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Economic Development Partnership

Develop, support and sustain the long-term economic vitality of Rensselaer County together.

The strength of our Economic Development Partnership (EDP) efforts depends on the investment and collaboration of our group of investors and regional partners who provide the guidance and vision towards building a successful, sustainable economy in Rensselaer County. Investors consist of public and private businesses and organizations representing a wide variety of industries. If your company is looking to make a financial investment to help the Chamber be recognized as a credible, business-focused, economic development organization, please contact the Chamber at (518) 274-7020.

 

Visionary Investors

Key Bank

We continue to attract business from a variety of growing industries. And it’s no wonder. The six-county region offers many qualities key to economic success, including: a solid, hard-working and educated workforce; available commercial real estate in a variety of specifications and locations; lower costs and available incentives for business; and a decidedly pro-business environment.

Rifenburg Companies

Rifenburg is one of Upstate New York's oldest and largest family owned construction firms. Working across the Northeast, Rifenburg has become recognized as a leader in getting projects completed on-time and safely. In 2000, one of Rifenburg's largest projects was recognized by OSHA as a VPP site, one of only two such sites to get this distinction in the United States. With over 340 hardworking employees in the Northeast and our regional office in Raleigh, NC, Rifenburg can staff a project of any size. Specializing in earth moving and restoration of all kinds, Rifenburg makes quick work of landfill expansions and closures, site work, highway and bridge expansion and utility installations.

Champion Investors

BBL Family of Companies

BBL Hospitality's continuing vision is to provide great value by hiring the best people and working with the best partners. We are committed to delivering world-class service - for our hotel guests, our management clients, and our partners. We will continue to enhance the range of services we offer. We will continue to hire, train, and promote dedicated, knowledgeable people at every level of the enterprise and support them with the best capital, systems and management resources. Ranked among the top contractors in the U.S., BBL is an industry leading construction firm, offering a complete scope of services both locally and nationally, for clients across a wide variety of markets. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, BBL has expertise in every aspect of construction.

SEFCU

At SEFCU, we are dedicated to providing you with the best products and services to meet your financial needs, so you can achieve your goals! Our Web site is one way we can help to keep you informed about the latest SEFCU products and services, as well as provide useful articles that can make your everyday financial life a little easier. SEFCU ranks as the largest credit union in the Capital Region-and is among the 70 largest in the country. We serve members in the Capital Region, Binghamton, Syracuse, and Buffalo with 30 branches, over 75 proprietary ATMs, and a staff of more than 500.

Innovator Investors

NBT Bank, N.A.

Turner Construction Company

Trail Blazer Investors

Kinderhook Bank

NAI Platform - Dan Slote

Pattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin, P.C.


The region continues to attract business from a variety of growing industries. The Capital District region offers many qualities key to economic success including: a solid, hard-working and educated workforce; available commercial real estate in a variety of specifications and locations; lower costs and available incentives for business; and a pro-business environment. EDP's growth and success is made possible through regional partnerships that continue to see opportunities for economic development in Rensselaer County and the Capital Region.

CDPHP was one of only two Capital Region companies to make the statewide Best Companies to Work for list, coming in at No. 14 among the large employers. The rankings were revealed at a recent awards dinner in Albany.
Of the 70 businesses honored, CDPHP ranked highest in the region. This is the ninth consecutive year that CDPHP earned a…

Mayor Patrick Madden announced the City of Troy’s bond credit rating has been affirmed as ‘A2’ with a revised outlook from negative to stable by Moody’s Investors Service. The City of Troy’s two previous bond ratings had a negative outlook. The recently released report notes “the stable rating outlook reflects city management’s recent steps to…

The Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) announced this week that it will recognize the Town of Newtown, Consigli Construction Co., Inc., Svigals+Partners, and STV|DPM for their collaborative work to build the new Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn. The team will formally accept the 2017 Project Teams Awards at a presentation on June 13. The…

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 and The Record for an educational online marketing workshop with experts from Google and Adtaxi. Topics will cover: Growth of consumer activity…
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