Category: What’s New

RFP: Economic Development Strategic Planning (Albany County)

The County of Albany is seeking proposals for economic development strategic planning as requested by the County Executive’s Office. Albany County is requesting proposals to conduct a community-wide strategic process which will guide our community’s economic development efforts over the next five to ten years. The full RFP and addendums can be found here: This RFP… Read more »

Now Hiring: Regional Planner/Analyst

The Capital District Regional Planning Commission is hiring for a full‐time position as a Regional Planner/Analyst. A range of planning and analytical skills are required, with a focus on data analysis to support our economic development and water quality programs. The position will be responsible for collecting, analyzing, and communicating data; serving as a resource… Read more »

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 just over 2,900 (13.5%) residents… 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 »

Capital Region Foreign-Trade Zone Success Story Wins at National Trade Event

The Capital District Regional Planning Commission and FTZ #121 receives recognition from the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones as part of its “Telling the FTZ Success Story” advocacy campaign. The National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ) has recognized the Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC) and the Capital Region Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) with its “FTZ… Read more »

2018 Consolidated Funding Application Opportunities

  New funding opportunities are now available through the New York State Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) website. The CFA process is a fundamental shift in the way state resources are allocated, ensuring less bureaucracy and greater efficiency to fulfill local economic development needs. Utilizing the CFA as the single entry point for access to economic development… Read more »

Regional building permits remained stable in 2017

Regional housing market shows continued stability through building permits; demand for multi-family units remains strong The 2017 Census Building Permits data are now available from CDRPC. The data continues to show both short-term and long-term trends in new residential development. Over the short-term, building activity has stabilized, and permits for multi-family units now account for… Read more »