Solar Workshop for Public Officials

Planning and Zoning for Solar PV The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) NY-Sun PV Trainers Network and the Washington County Planning Department invite all local public officials involved in the planning, permitting, inspection, or approval processes for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to attend the Planning and Zoning for Solar PV Workshop. April… Read more »

Water Assessments by Volunteer Evaluators

The 2016 WAVE training sessions are open for registration. DEC is recruiting participants for the 2016 summer sampling season to conduct water quality assessments in streams and rivers as part of the Water Assessments by Volunteer Evaluators (WAVE) project. WAVE data are used to augment the work of the DEC Stream Biomonitoring Unit, which samples… Read more »

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 »