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Doing Business Here

Our diverse economy speaks for itself: entrepreneurs and corporate executives, small businesses and global companies, world class educational institutions and high-tech clusters. Rensselaer County is a top choice for businesses looking to start or expand.

The Chamber has served as the voice of business in the community since 1900. As such, the Chamber strives to support business development and provide resources to businesses starting up; those who are expanding or relocating a business; or any business, both large and small, who has general business inquiries. 

In recent years, the region's economy has expanded from a government-centered economy to become a hub for technology and creative industries. Key assets, such as our educational institutions, geographic location, talented and innovative workforce, entrepreneurial ecosystems and comprehensive health care systems make this area prime for doing business.

In conjunction with our allies at the federal, state, county and city-wide level, the Chamber is committed to making “Doing Business Here” as seamless as possible.  Our professional and knowledgeable staff can assist you with everything from community data to incentive information to site selection.  Please let us know how we can be of service to you.

Quick Fact: In a report issued by U.S. News and World Report, the Albany-Troy-Schenectady metro area was ranked #3 nationally (behind only San Francisco and San Jose) as a place to find a job in technology, ahead of other major markets such as Austin, Dallas, Boston, Washington D.C., Seattle, and Detroit.

Learn more about our efforts to support business development in Rensselaer County and the surrounding region through our Economic Development Partnership.

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, announces a new associate:  Michelle DeVito Marinello.  Ms. Marinello joins Whiteman Osterman & Hanna’s Business, Corporate and Commercial Practice Group.  Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Marinello was an associate with global law firm Squire Patton Boggs in Cleveland,…
The Arts Center of the Capital Region recently opened its annual Fence Show, the single largest exhibition of local artists in the region, on May 18, 2018. Artists, regardless of age and skill level, are welcome to submit up to two works for the exhibition. There is also a separate K-12 student category for young artists. The Fence Show is…
Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar announced that 100% of its 31 graduating high school seniors have been accepted to college this year. Students will attend a range of institutions, including: Barry University; Georgetown University; Hartwick College; Herkimer County Community College; Hudson Valley Community College; Rensselaer Polytechnic…
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Learn tips and tricks on how to ask for a donation from local businesses. It can be intimidating to ask businesses to invest their money in your…
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May
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Join us for a ribbon cutting celebrating the new Discovery Center at the Robert C. Parker School. A letter from the school: We are thrilled to announce,…
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Join us as we celebrate the grand opening of The Little Rice Ball! The Little Rice Ball believes that any restaurant can play their part in protecting our…
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