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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.

The Tri-City ValleyCats are proud to present their 2024 specialty “Collar City Cats” jerseys. These alternates honor the rich history of Troy, NY, also known as the Collar City. These uniforms proudly represent the baseball lineage of the area that the ValleyCats call home. The ‘Cats will be wearing these jerseys on June 18th, July 12th, and…
GlobalFoundries (Nasdaq: GFS) (GF) today announced a partnership with Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU) and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) to invest in workforce development at Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) to help meet the growing workforce needs of the U.S. semiconductor ecosystem. In partnership with Micron and the NSF, the…
The Berkshire Bach Society concludes its regular 2023-2024 season on Saturday, June 8, 2024, 4pm, with A Baroque Spring Posy: Music for Baroque Violin and Harpsichord, at Kellogg Music Center on the campus of Bard College at Simon’s Rock (84 Alford Road, Great Barrington).  Laura Lutzke, Baroque Violin, is joined by Mariken Palmboom, Harpsichord,…
May
23
Join us for an informative skills workshop from the teams at BST & Co. CPA's, LLC, and Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, LLP! They will cover the…
8:30am-10am
May
30
Transportation, by planes, trains, buses and roadways, is a necessary component of a thriving economy.  Learn how new transportation infrastructure,…
8:30am-10am
Jun
05
Are you new to the professional world? Have you been wondering how to jump start your professional network? The Chamber is proud to announce the start of…
8:30am-9:30am