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Doubling Its Impact | Downtown Is Pawsome Exhibit Is Expanded

May 22, 2017 – 9:25 pm

Artists Announced, @AlbanyBID‘s ‘Downtown Is Pawsome’ | https://t.co/6pVDw8hSAH Exhibit expansion supported by #AmplifyAlbany #CapAlbGrants pic.twitter.com/YRMOifff5B — Capitalize Albany (@CapAlbanyCorp) May 22, 2017 Last month the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District announced Downtown is Pawsome, its 2017 public outdoor placemaking exhibit. The public art project will feature 20 three-foot-tall sculptures based on Albany’s famous canine resident […]

This Week Is Economic Development Week

May 8, 2017 – 12:01 am

The week-long initiative was created by the International Economic Development Council. Economic Development Week recognizes the work of field professionals, community organizations and leaders to raise awareness about the impact from initiatives and programs improving quality of life and creating jobs in cities across the world. In observance of Economic Development Week Capitalize Albany is joining the conversation online with other professionals […]

Small Cafe Signals Major Growth in Sheridan Hollow | The Hungry Hollow

April 28, 2017 – 4:45 pm

  .@TheHungryHollow‘s grand opening marks a significant milestone in the revitalization of #Albany‘s Sheridan Hollow: https://t.co/GvpJjBDPst pic.twitter.com/ejZPujqhrc — Capitalize Albany (@CapAlbanyCorp) April 28, 2017 Marking a major milestone in the emerging neighborhood—The Hungry Hollow—a new restaurant that has been under development for four years celebrated its grand opening today. Located on Sheridan Avenue and Dove […]

Regional Economic Development Councils Initiative Round VII

April 26, 2017 – 2:46 pm

Round VII of the Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC) initiative was announced. The Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) will be opened to applicants on Monday, May 1 with a deadline of Friday, July 28 at 4 p.m.  As part of Round VII, up to $800 million in state economic development resources is being made available.  In order […]

Click Here For Information On Our Grant Programs

April 20, 2017 – 12:00 am

Capitalize Albany is currently accepting applications for its Downtown Albany Retail Grant Program and Amplify Albany Grant Program. The Downtown Albany Retail Grant Program can assist businesses interested in establishing a new downtown Albany storefront location and can assist those already existing in core downtown areas with exterior improvements. The Amplify Albany Albany Grant Program aims to attract more […]

Call To Artists | Lark Street Banner Competition

April 18, 2017 – 3:35 pm

Read more in the announcement press release The Lark Street Business Improvement District announced its Lark Street Banner Competition and is currently accepting designs from local artists online through April 28th. The top three designs chosen in the competition will be displayed on 24″ x 48″ banners to be installed in strategic locations throughout the […]

Fort Orange General Store Returns to Albany At 412 Broadway

April 12, 2017 – 7:53 pm

Click Here To View The Announcement Press Release A popular authentic and eclectic soft-goods retail business that closed its doors in early June 2016 will be staying in Albany and reopening this spring with a new location and owner. The Fort Orange General Store was recently purchased by Schuyler Bull and the new owner is in […]

Albany Distilling Announces Expansion | A Key $1 Million+ Investment Strengthening The Connection Of Downtown Albany & The Warehouse District

March 17, 2017 – 7:11 pm

A $1M+ @AlbDistCo investment. Expanding w/new bar/tasting room @ 75 Livingston Avenue. An #ImpactDowntown milestone project. #CapAlbGrants pic.twitter.com/N7hcFjBorN — Capitalize Albany (@CapAlbanyCorp) March 17, 2017 The Albany Distilling Company, Inc., Albany’s first licensed distillery since the beginning of prohibition, announced they will expand into a new facility at 75 Livingston Avenue as part of a […]

Crafting Revitalization In The Albany Warehouse District

March 10, 2017 – 4:36 pm

.@NEDADevelopment #CraftingRevitalization Exciting evening, panel w/@DruthersBrewing @AlbDistCo @CapAlbanyCorp @AlbanyCentral @EcoDevTroyNY pic.twitter.com/D4AeAJJkj1 — Capitalize Albany (@CapAlbanyCorp) March 9, 2017 Since the 2012 passage of New York Farm Brewery legislation and continued support from Governor Cuomo, the number of craft breweries in New York more than tripled between 2012 and 2017. Today, craft beverage producers across the state […]

Albany Improv Festival Coming To Downtown In April | Amplify Albany

March 9, 2017 – 8:37 pm

On April 22nd starting at noon and heading into April 23rd, Albany Improv will be hosting its 2nd annual Albany Improv Festival in downtown Albany at the Pearl Street Pub (59 N. Pearl Street). With Amplify Albany grant assistance, Albany Improv was able to expand the festival this year into a two-day event by bringing in […]