After Nearly a Decade of Service, Tracy Metzger Retires From City Industrial Development Agency and Capital Resource Corporation Board of Directors

July 22, 2021 – 3:10 pm

More Than $900 Million In Transformational New Investment Assisted During Her Tenure View Press Release  Longtime City of Albany Industrial Development Agency and Capital Resource Corporation (CAIDA/CRC) Board of Directors member Tracy Metzger announced she will step down from her respective posts effective Aug. 19. Metzger, a respected entrepreneur and commercial real estate broker with […]

$25 Million Mixed-Use Housing Development, Swinburne Building Completed At 526 Central Ave. In Albany

July 21, 2021 – 3:28 pm

Today marked the completion of a $25 million mixed-use housing development at 526 Central Ave. in Albany. The Swinburne Building and Swinburne Apartments offers 74 affordable apartments and nearly 21,000 square feet of commercial space for health services and retail. The development includes 20 supportive homes for individuals with serious mental illness or other special […]

Fashion Designer Opens Gallery In Downtown Albany

July 15, 2021 – 2:55 pm

Downtown’s latest addition – Etrice Gallery – a space dedicated to highlighting local artists across mediums, was officially welcomed, and opened in downtown today. Made possible with support from the Downtown Albany Retail Grant Program, Etrice Gallery is in the newest storefront to open as part of Redburn Development Partners’ more than $80 million investment […]

Back To Business: Overit

July 14, 2021 – 7:53 am

With the coronavirus pandemic waning and the New York economy fully reopened, businesses are trying to figure out what practices and lessons from the past year to maintain and what to jettison in the so-called new normal. That’s the case with the Albany-based marketing and public relations agency Overit. “One of the positives from the […]

Back To Business: Brick House Insurance

July 6, 2021 – 11:09 am

When Andrew and Mckenzie Pope conceptualized Brick House Insurance just over a year and a half ago, they pictured a place where new customers might drop by to discuss policies, existing customers could come in to pay bills and in-person meetings to drum up new business would be standard practice. They found what they thought […]

Landmark Albany Apartment Community Welcomed To Albany As Part of $56 Million Investment By Dawn Homes Management

June 23, 2021 – 4:37 pm

Dawn Homes Management LLC today announced the grand opening of ‘Landmark Albany,’ the newly completed market-rate apartment community in the City of Albany. The 252-unit development is part of Dawn Homes’ $56 million investment on Sandidge Way, off Fuller Road and adjacent to SUNY Polytechnic Institute.   Creating a lasting citywide economic impact, Dawn Homes’ […]

#DowntownWorks For Upside Collective

June 23, 2021 – 9:45 am

With a need for more space, the design and marketing firm Upside Collective started looking to relocate within the Region from its old home and the company had to cast a wide net before settling on its current location at 80 State St. in downtown Albany. “We looked all over the place within reason,” said […]

Back To Business: New World Bistro Bar

June 8, 2021 – 1:03 pm

When New World Bistro Bar re-opened at the end of April, things were very different than they had been when the popular Delaware Avenue restaurant closed mid-January – and not just because of the pandemic.    “Since the pandemic started, we’ve opened, we’ve closed we’ve opened just takeout, we’ve had a few chefs,” said New […]

$56 Million Historic Clinton Avenue Apartments Renovation Completed In Arbor Hill Neighborhood

June 3, 2021 – 2:34 pm

70 Row Houses Now Offer 210 Energy-Efficient, Affordable and Supportive Homes for Families  Full Press Release Available Here Announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo, today marked the completion of Home Leasing’s $56 million rehabilitation of 70 distressed row houses along historic Clinton Avenue and Ten Broeck Street in Albany. The Clinton Avenue Historic Apartments now offers […]

REDC Round XI CFA Process Update

June 1, 2021 – 1:25 pm

Governor Cuomo’s transformative Regional Economic Development Councils Round XI consolidated funding application (CFA) process is underway and Capitalize Albany staff is available to assist local applicants, continuing its role as the local clearinghouse for project proposals located within the City of Albany. The 2021 funding round includes more than $750 million in state economic development resources.  Capitalize Albany staff will coordinate letters of support from […]