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Workforce and Economic Advancement

Economic Growth worth investing in: Develop, support and sustain the long-term economic vitality of Rensselaer County together.

Thank You to our WE Advance Investors!

The strength of WE Advance efforts relies on the investment and collaboration of investors and regional partners who strive to build 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

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

Pioneer Bank was founded in 1889 to serve the city of Troy, New York and its residents. At that time, banks were created for the people of the community, to promote savings, encourage home ownership and provide financial support to help people build a better life. These are the founding principles behind the bank; a financial institution whose management decisions were made for the good of the customer and whose success benefited the entire community. Pioneer Bank continues to grow, expanding our capabilities and reach, but always with the same values and a deep respect for our founding principles. Today, Pioneer Bank offers our customers a comprehensive array of products and services, with competitive rates and the latest banking options. 

The Rensselaer County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) is dedicated to promoting economic development and vitality within Rensselaer County. Governed by a seven-member board, the IDA has the authority to offer sales and property tax incentives, grants and low-cost capital to attract and retain businesses.

SunFlora, the international CBD brand and creator of award-winning SUNMED products exclusively sold at Your CBD Store franchise locations, has announced its completion of a seven-month-long ValidCare clinical study. The results display the irrefutable evidence of safe and reliable products offered by the brand. SunFlora and 11 other companies…
Since 2016, Excelsior College has celebrated Excelsior Cares Volunteer Week in April to coincide with National Volunteer Week and shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve. Volunteerism by College staff has continued for the past two years despite COVID-19, with drives and volunteering conducted from a distance. Last year,…
Rensselaer County is continuing efforts to obtain energy more efficiently and effectively, today announcing a subscription with OYA Solar for 7.4 MW of clean energy from OYA projects across the state. The county subscription is expected to generate $3 million in savings over the 25-year lifespan of the solar project. The partnership between…
Apr
20
Join our virtual Open House for The Leadership Institute: Class of 2022! Get your questions answered and hear from former Leadership Institute alumni on…
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Apr
22
Tired of spinning your wheels? Need a path to the future?  Futurescaping is the newest approach to goal oriented growth and business development based on…
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Apr
28
The Chamber’s popular Congressional Conversation allows members to hear directly from Congressmen Paul Tonko and Antonio Delgado on the issues that matter…
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.