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Rensselaer County Rensselaer County

Rensselaer County


Towns & Villages of Rensselaer County 
 The towns and villages of Rensselaer County each have their unique and often historic character - we have provided a listing with links to get you started on your explorations below.

Cultural Resources
Rensselaer County has a wealth of Historic Sites and Parks to explore as well as Libraries and Museums.


Rensselaer County offers a wide variety of housing choices throughout its urban, suburban, and pastoral communities.

Rensselaer County is full of history, culture, and beauty which makes it the ideal place for tourists to visit.

Here you'll find general ideas of the different conditions relative to business operations. Population breakdowns include gender, age, race, and ethnicity, which can be used to identify consumer markets in Rensselaer County.



Working in Rensselaer County

The Hudson River Valley has one of the most diverse economies in the country. The range of industries includes high technology as well as agriculture, tourism, higher education, health services, finance, legal services, and business services. Ease of access to New York City provides opportunities at the higher end of the income scale.




  • Transportation
    Major Hudson River Valley Highways include the New York State Thruway (I-87, I-90), the Taconic State Parkway, I-84,
    I-287 and I-684.
  • Rensselaer County Transportation listings

New York State's Empire Zones (EZs) are designated areas throughout the State that offer special incentives to encourage economic development, business investment and job creation. Certified businesses located within a designated zone are eligible to receive significant tax credits and benefits. EZs are comprised of abundant vacant land, existing prime industrial and commercial buildings, skilled workers, and ample power and water resources.

Empire Zones are located throughout the ten-county Hudson River Valley Region.

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