In addition to the county department, there are similar departments at all levels of government. Depending on the scale of your project, there is value in working with a larger or smaller economic development partner or a combination of several. You can find them listed here.
The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)
The U.S. Economic Development Administration's investment policy is designed to establish a foundation for sustainable job growth and the building of durable regional economies throughout the United States. This foundation builds upon two key economic drivers - innovation and regional collaboration.
New York State Empire State Development (ESD)
Empire State Development is an umbrella organization for several of New York’s economic development entities. Its mission is to promote the state economy, encourage business investment and job creation, and support local economies through loans, grant, tax credits, real estate development, marketing and other forms of assistance.
City of Troy Economic Development Department
Capitalizing on the rich history and beautiful architecture, the city of Troy is the Capital Regions fastest growing areas for business and commerce. The department works to attract investment and continue the ongoing revitalization of the city.
City of Rensselaer Economic Development
Across the river from Albany NY, the city of Rensselaer is a vital portion of the capital region. A rail station that connects the state capital to NYC, it’s proximity to I-90, and the nearby Port of Albany makes the city a key commercial and industrial Hub. The office works to help businesses and improve the quality of life for residents.