The Chamber's Economic Development Partnership (EDP) helps existing businesses connect with resources and assists entrepreneurs to start up and succeed. EDP's growth and success is made possible through regional partnerships that continue to see opportunities for economic development in Rensselaer County and the Capital Region.
Founded in 1914 as the Associated Industries of New York State (AI), The Business Council of New York State, Inc. formed in 1980 through the consolidation of two leading business associations. The Business Council of New York State is the leading business organization in New York State, representing the interests of large and small firms throughout the state. Its membership is made up of thousands of member companies, as well as local chambers of commerce and professional and trade associations. www.bcnys.org
In 2011, the Capital Region Economic Development Council developed a five-year Strategic Plan that establishes the region's priorities for growth, guide the deployment of State and other resources, and create a road map for the region to achieve its vision for the future. For more information on The Regional Economic Development Council, visit www.regionalcouncils.ny.gov
CEG is committed to promoting Tech Valley as a thriving center for innovation and accelerated business growth. Recognizing that regional economic vitality depends on the strength of local businesses CEG offers business acceleration and support services for companies throughout Tech Valley. CEG also supports several industry-focused groups that capitalize on the value of networks and the collective strength of companies sharing resources and ideas. CEG is helping to attract and retain skilled workers and high-potential companies, in part, by leveraging the Region’s social, cultural and lifestyle assets. www.ceg.org
Empire State Development's mission is to promote a vigorous and growing economy, encourage the creation of new job and economic opportunities, increase revenues to the State and its municipalities, and achieve stable and diversified local economies. Through the use of loans, grants, tax credits and other forms of financial assistance, Empire State Development strives to enhance private business investment and growth to spur job creation and support prosperous communities across New York State. www.empire.state.ny.us