“Say Hello to Our New York” 

Check out this video that highlights the arts, culture, natural beauty, and business opportunity available in our region!

Lifestyle. Opportunity. Location.  This short video, produced by The Tech Valley Young Professionals Network (YPN) – an initiative of the Capital Region Chamber – highlights our region’s incredible assets and opportunities.

How We Help You

A Sampling of What NY’s Capital Region Offers:

Culturally Vibrant
10 State Parks
38 Museums
6 Ski Resorts
23 Performing Arts & Sports Venues
3,405 Farms
64 Waterfalls
5 Amusement Parks
37 Wineries/Cideries/Meaderies
52 Breweries
22 Distilleries
3 Gambling Venues

Region Assets
Total Population: 1,086,407
Percentage Veterans: 7.7%
Average Income: $83, 213
Percentage with BA or Higher: 34.1%
Average Commute: 23.4 minutes
Average Housing Value: $231,079
Average Rent (Market Rate One Bedroom): $1,219

Community Resources

Regional Data & Community Resources


Quality of Life in NY’s Capital Region
CEG’s Capital Region Economic Profile 
Capital Region 2018 Rankings Roundup! 
Capital Region Cost of Living Index
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Capital Region Living

Pride Center of the Capital Region
Upstate New York Autism Alliance

Education Resources

PreK-12 – The Albany Academies 
PreK-12 – Doane Stuart School
PreK-8 – Robert C. Parker School
Grades 6-12 – Academy of the Holy Names
PreK-8 – Woodland Hill Montessori School
Post-secondary  – University at Albany Weekend MBA
Language services – Capital Region Language CenterEmpire State English
College advisement  – College Advisor of New York
School rankings – Albany Business Review Rankings

Accounting, Federal/State Tax Preparation

Teal, Becker, & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. 
Pattison, Koskey, Bucci & Howe, CPAs, P.C. 

Banking and Credit Unions

Adirondack Trust
Ballston Spa National Bank
Bank of America
Berkshire Bank
CAPCOM Federal Credit Union
Capital Bank
Citizens Bank
M&T Bank
National Union Bank of Kinderhook
NBT Bank
Pioneer Bank
Saratoga National Bank and Trust
Sunmark Federal Credit Union
Wells Fargo


Crisafulli Bros. Plumbing & Heating

Personnel, Recruiting, and Professional Development

Fusco Personnel, Inc.
Alaant Workforce Solutions
M3 Placement & Partnership

Real Estate Resources – Buying/Selling

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
Faye Falvo Rispoli – RE/MAX Solutions

Real Estate Resources – Renting

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
Tri City Rentals – Apartment Communities
Albany Management – Apartment Communities
Faye Falvo Rispoli – RE/MAX Solutions
Sunrise Management & Consulting – Apartment Communities

Wealth Advisors/Management

Wealth Advisory Group

Sampling of Capital Region Cities:

Lake George

Tourism Resources

Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Columbia County Tourism
Explore Greene County
Lakes to Locks Passage 
Rensselaer County Tourism
Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau
Visit Schenectady County
Tourism and Recreation in Warren County
Washington County Tourism

Recreational Resources

Capital District YMCA
Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy 
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation

We have an extensive list of resources available for new hires. Please contact Talent Connect Program Manager Joanne Cornell for specific resources including religious organizations, language services, medical care, child care, and more.

Cultural Transitioning Resources

Talent Connect offers cultural transitioning resources for newly hired international employees to provide assistance in navigating and adjusting to life in the U.S. Our program has become an ongoing key resource for new hires and their families when trying to integrate into the local landscape.  


Relevant Community Links

Capital Region Language Center – Providing programs for over 10 languages with classes in various locations throughout the Capital Region
Empire State English – Providing language services to non-native English speakers
Chinese Community Center
100 Hispanic Women, Capital District
Indian Resources in the Capital Region
Tricity India Association

Taking one of our professionally guided tours soon? Meet our tour guides!





From left to right: Nancy Carpenter– Albany Tour Guide; Kathy Totten– Saratoga Tour Guide; Peter Keyoskey– Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga Tour Guide

Questions? CEG’s Talent Connect staff is here to help.

Karen S. Wolff, SHRM-CP, PHR, Director of Investor Relations & Talent Attraction, Karenw@ceg.org
Joanne Cornell, Director of Talent Connect, Joannec@ceg.org
John Giordano, Vice President, Investor Relations & Talent, Johng@ceg.org 





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