Capital Region of New York State

In 2011, Governor Cuomo created 10 Regional Councils to develop long-term strategic plans for economic growth for their regions.  A key component of Governor Cuomo’s transformative approach to economic development, these councils are public-private partnerships made up of local experts and stakeholders from business, academia, local government, and non-governmental organizations.

The Capital Region of New York State encompasses these counties:

  • Albany
  • Columbia
  • Greene
  • Rensselaer
  • Saratoga
  • Schenectady
  • Warren
  • Washington

Accordingly, the scope of the Capital Region Creative Economy project spans these 8 counties.