“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

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


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