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Local Government Spring Workshop Wrap-Up

On March 31, the Capital District Regional Planning Commission held its Local Government Spring Workshop at Hudson Valley Community College, featuring relevant and timely topics for planning board members, zoning board of appeals members, municipal officials, and local professionals alike.  Links to presentations and materials can be found below. Plenary Session: Resiliency Planning presented by the NYS Department… Read more »

Unemployment Continues to Improve in February

Regional unemployment closing in on 2007 mark. Year-to-year unemployment continues to improve according to labor market data released for February 2016.  According to the NYS Department of Labor, unemployment rate in the central Capital Region fell to 4.4%.  The region’s rate hasn’t been this low since February 2007 (4.37%).  The region continues to outperform the state rate at… Read more »

Population Growth in Capital Region

Population grows by 1.4% in region. According to recent Census estimates, the central Capital Region leads upstate in total population growth, with an overall increase to the region of 1.4% between 2010 and 2015 estimates. The central Capital Region is growing faster than other large, upstate metropolitan areas. However, the region falls below the national rate… Read more »

Floodplain Management Training

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will be presenting a series of Floodplain Management (FPM) Trainings across the state in 2015 – 2016. Rensselaer County’s training will be held at the Brunswick Family Community Center.

Housing Trends: Capital District Data for January/February

Housing Trends:  Is the Model Shifting in the Capital Region? The January/February issue of Capital District Data is now available. In this issue, we examine regional trends among homeowners and renters.  Housing options and affordability are key components to a successful and diverse community. However recent trends and news articles about a shift from a homeowner model to increasingly a renter… Read more »