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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.

SEFCU is once again sweetening the pot for this year’s Buffalo Bills playoff games as the credit union supports our hometown team and tackles hunger at the same time. For every point the Bills score tomorrow against the New England Patriots, SEFCU will donate $125 to FeedMore WNY. “FeedMore WNY deeply appreciates SEFCU’s continued partnership. …
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Excelsior College, based in Albany, New York, has launched its first bilingual degree pathway in Spanish, called ¡Adelante!, to help Spanish-speaking students achieve their educational aspirations in the United States. Online courses begin on March 7 and the enrollment period is now open to students. Students will be able to increase their English…
Jan
27
Join the us at the 2022 State of the County Luncheon and learn what's ahead for the Rensselaer County business community in the new year.  Rensselaer…
Check-in and Lunch at 11:30 AM. County Executive's address at 12 PM.
Feb
03
Kick off 2022 and get connected, develop leads and build relationships at our one-of-a-kind, fast-paced networking event. This popular networking event…
Check-in and Lunch at 11:30 AM. Networking program from 12 - 1 PM.
Feb
25
A panel discussion featuring State representatives addressing issues facing our communities.  The Chamber's "Meet the Legislators" event provides members…
Check-in & Luncheon at 11:30 AM. Panel Discussion with Legislators and Q&A from 12 - 1 PM.