Message From The County Executive

Hi, I’m County Executive Kathy Jimino and it’s my pleasure to welcome you to the official website for the Rensselaer County Economic Development and Planning Office.

Here you will begin to learn about why Rensselaer County is such a great place to grow a business and raise a family. Located in the heart of Tech Valley, and nestled along the beautiful banks of the Hudson River, Rensselaer County has a lot to offer businesses of all size. Starting with our perfect geographical location in the Northeast corridor, all the way to the quality of life issues that are so important, we have what you need to be successful.

Whether you want to be part of the Nanotech boom, clean energy field, bio-medical/research industry, warehouse distribution, or just part of a thriving downtown retail scene, we have the expertise and resources to help make it happen.

Rensselaer County is a place of opportunity, so please explore our site and definitely come take a look at all we have to offer you and your business.

Thank you,

Kathleen Jimino, Rensselaer County Executive

Message From The Director

Thank you for your interest in Rensselaer County, one of New York State’s fastest growing regions.

I am confident that as you browse our website you will see that Rensselaer County is truly blessed with all the advantages that any economic development organization could hope to have. Our unique geographic location places us as part of New York’s Capital District region, as well as being part of New York’s Tech Valley region, which has created a tremendous business atmosphere and job growth spurt throughout the region.

We are particularly proud of the national prominence of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), one of the country’s most prestigious research universities. Their presence, along with other nationally recognized four year and two year colleges in the area explains why we are home to hundreds of start-up businesses, and why so many entrepreneurs choose to grow their businesses here.

We are also excited about the other resources and expertise that we have to offer. Yes, we have an outstanding workforce for you, and yes we have the right facility or site for you, as well as the technical and financial assistance that you need, but our dedicated staff understands what’s really important. They know it has to be a great place to live, work, and raise a family. We have that here, and that’s what they will help you find.

Thank you for visiting the site. Please contact us with any questions, and we hope to hear from you soon!


Robert Pasinella