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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!"

Rensselaer County Tourism and Slocum Wander Publishing LLC partner on a new collective marketing outreach project called IT'S HERE IN RENSSELAER, set to launch as both a physical publication for free distribution throughout the region, directly to Wedding, Convention and Event Planners, Tourists and regional consumers and  will be available ONLINE…
TROY, NY – Organizers for The Uniting Line mural project today announced they are seeking community feedback on the top three artist proposals for the Hoosick Street underpass. Three regional artists, Simona Bortis-Schultz, Fernando Orellana, and Jade Warrick were announced as the three finalists selected by an independent Artist Advisory Panel…
Rensselaer County will be working to pave 65 miles of county roads during 2021, making an unprecedented investment in improving the important service, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and members of the County Legislature announced today. The county’s “The Drive for 65” aims at paving over half of the 322-miles of county roads during a four-year…
May
21
Join us as for a ribbon cutting celebration of the North Greenbush branch of First New York Federal Credit Union. The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber…
11:00 a.m.
May
27
Hear from a diversified group of professional women representing varied lived experiences and journeys marking their road to success. Our inspirational…
7:30 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast; 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion
May
28
The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce will help Heller’s SS&P Wine & Liquor Warehouse celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon…
11 a.m.