Center for Economic Growth

Located in northeastern New York, the Capital Region boasts a premier location for businesses to invest, expand, and thrive in a global economy. World class educational institutions. State-of-the-art R&D and commercialization centers. A high-tech, global business environment. All-season resort destinations. Diverse communities. Unparalleled access to New York City, Boston, and Montreal. With breathtaking scenic beauty, cultural heritage and exciting recreational opportunities, the Capital Region is a rich, welcoming and diverse region for high-quality living.

The Capital Region is home to a countless number of manufacturing opportunities. Local manufacturers provide real-life experience for job-seekers looking to advance their careers in the industry. We aim to drive the region’s economy through our apprenticeship program, resulting in a beneficial situation for both apprentices and manufacturers.


Our workforce is one of our greatest assets. We have the nation’s seventh highest concentration of physical, engineering and biological research workers – almost 7,000 of them.

Capital Region colleges and universities provide our businesses with a pipeline of talent, awards bachelor’s and master’s degrees to more than 890 students in engineering, 550 in biological and biomedical sciences and 250 in physical sciences.

Business Growth

Together with our 250+ members and staff, we have a vision of leading Tech Valley as one of the most prosperous and innovative ecosystems in the world.

To achieve that vision, we work daily to build a skilled workforce and education pipeline; to cultivate a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem; and to ensure a modern infrastructure to grow local companies, attract new investment, and prepare our communities for growth.

Education Partners

- Adirondack Community College
- Clarkson University
- Columbia-Green Community College
- Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC)
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
- Schenectady County Community College (SCCC)
- SUNY Polytechnic Institute
- Union College
- University at Albany

Find an apprenticeship in the Capital Region today!

Amanda Vitullo



Michael Lobsinger

Center Director