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Regional population growth in 2017

Regional population growth in 2017 With the release of the 2017 population estimates, it is increasingly clear that population growth for the region’s municipalities remains stable and concentrated in Saratoga County. Of the region’s top 10 fastest growing municipalities, seven are located in Saratoga County. Halfmoon remains the fastest growing municipality in the region, growing… Read more »

Cost of living in the Capital District remains generally stable

The Cost of Living index experiences increases in health care and miscellaneous goods and services; decreases were seen in transportation and utilities. On May 31, the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) released the first quarter Cost of Living Index for participating communities across the U.S. On a comparative basis, the Capital District saw… Read more »

Smart Growth America Technical Assistance: Small-Scale Manufacturing

Free technical assistance to leverage small-scale manufacturing to help revitalize your community and create new opportunity. In partnership with the U.S. Economic Development Administration and Recast City, Smart Growth America is offering free technical assistance to community leaders interested in using small-scale manufacturing to help revitalize a downtown or neighborhood and create economic opportunity. The six (6) communities selected for… Read more »

Green Infrastructure Code Audit and Toolkit Presentations

Green Infrastructure Code Audit The Green Infrastructure Code Audit identifies barriers and gaps in the adoption of Green Infrastructure practices and low impact development. It also leads to a prescriptive set of model local laws and guidelines that can be adopted to encourage and require increased employment of  GI as a stormwater management technique – thereby reducing… Read more »

Transportation Planner – Capital District Transportation Committee

  TRANSPORTATION PLANNER – Full-time position in Albany area, must have transportation planning experience, preferably some experience with infrastructure and operations planning, capital program management, and project management. Strong technical skills, writing skills, and presentation skills are important. Must be able to independently develop task work programs, conduct technical work, engage with stakeholders and the… Read more »