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 »