The Albany/NY Capital Region has 1.1 million people living in eight counties: Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington (View all eight Capital Region County Economic Profiles). The region spans 5,336 square miles; about the size of Connecticut. It’s home to New York’s capital city (Albany) and in a major geographic zone, with New York City, Boston and Montreal a three hour drive away.

The region is a major talent generator with 23 higher education institutions. Key regional industry clusters include Semiconductors, Life Science, Digital Gaming and Clean Energy.

The four-season region is brimming with opportunities for leisure and recreation; surrounded by the Catskills, Berkshires and Adirondack mountains and filled with arts, cultural and food destinations in between them.

Interested in transportation options to/from Albany/NY’s Capital Region, and ways to get around once you’re here?

Best Place to Live - US News & World Report
Best City for Millennials - Homebuyer
Top Life Science Research Talent Clusters - CBRE
Most Educated City in America - WalletHub

New York’s Capital Region. A million strong. CAPable of aNYthing.

Affordable, vibrant, diverse and growing. Come to a place where you can make a difference.

Start your day with a bike ride across the Hudson. Grab an espresso at your favorite cafe. Work your job — Fortune 500 pharma, freelance web developer, loan officer at a community-based bank, baker, organic farmer… Next it’s local brews and an open mic. Go home to water your garden, tweak your latest game designs (yeah, you’ve kind of got a side hustle), watch the last of the sunset from your porch. Room to breathe. Dream big. Live large.
CapNY. CAPable of aNYthing.


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