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 »

Albany CSO Pool Communities RFP Released

Note:  Proposals received after 4:00pm, April 22, 2016 will not be considered. Albany CSO Pool Communities Corporation Audit and Tax Accountant Services RFP 2016-001 The Albany CSO Pool Communities Corporation is soliciting proposals from firms to provide audit and tax services. Albany CSO Pool Communities Corporation Insurance and Brokerage Services RFP 2016-002 The Albany CSO… Read more »