Contributors to this project are as diverse and numerous as the creative organizations and professionals throughout the Capital Region of upstate New York – and have come together to form the Regional Alliance for a Creative Economy.

Solving…Takes Ensembles, not Soloists

This project has broad representation of Capital Region arts organizations, private corporations, philanthropists, chambers of commerce, non-profit organizations, financial organizations, media, and educational institutions. The stakeholders recognize creative enterprises are of vital economic importance in terms of employment, community empowerment, economic competitiveness, enhanced quality of life, and skill building – all leading to the community’s increased well-being.

The Capital Region Creative Economy Project thanks the following organizations for their funding support:

Lead Organizations

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region

Center for Economic Growth


Capital Region Leaders Forum

  • Albany Medical Center
  • Berkshire Bank Foundation
  • GE Energy
  • Neil ~Jane William ~Estelle Golub Family Foundation, Inc.
  • KeyBank Foundation
  • MVP Health Care
  • The Picotte Companies
  • Nigro Companies
  • Massry Realty Partners
  • Rose & Kiernan
  • St. Peter’s Health Partners
  • Dr. Laura Schweitzer and Dr. Michael Gruenthal

Corporations and Foundations

  • BBL Construction Services
  • Capital Culture
  • Center for Economic Growth
  • Mohu Festival
  • Nordlys Foundation
  • The John D. Picotte Family Foundation
  • The Review Foundation
  • Standish Family Fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region
  • The Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation

Chambers of Commerce

  • Adirondack Region Chamber of Commerce
  • Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber
  • The Chamber of Schenectady County
  • Columbia County Chamber of Commerce
  • Greene County Chamber of Commerce
  • The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce