Rensselaer County Industrial Development Agency

he Rensselaer County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) is dedicated to promoting economic development and vitality within Rensselaer County. Governed by a seven-member board, the IDA has the authority to offer sales and property tax incentives, grants and low-cost capital to attract and retain businesses.

Message From The Director

Bob Pasinella

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.

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

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