Talented Workforce

Your Workforce is Waiting

With a workforce of over 45,000 employees in the Town of Colonie and over 440,000 within a commutable 30-mile radius, The Town of Colonie provides your business with the diverse pool of employees you need now and as you grow in the future. Health care & social assistance is the largest employment sector, along with retail, administrative support/waste management, accommodation/food service, finance/insurance

Our location within the heart of the Capital Region with proximity to major cities and recreation options makes the Town of Colonie a great place for employees to relocate to, as evidenced by our steady growth in population. Strong public transportation systems further support the workforce in our area.

Highly Skilled and Trained Employees

Businesses in the Town of Colonie can choose from a talent pool of well over 100,000 students from over 28 colleges within a 50-mile radius, several of which are located right In the Town of Colonie. Many of these institutions are celebrated as leaders in specialized fields and offer customized training programs for local businesses. Students discover links to their future, valuable connections, and real-world experiences. Located in the heart of Tech Valley, our colleges and universities are the place students come to excel in the fields of healthcare, public service, education, social services, technology, arts and more. Some of these institutions include:

  • Excelsior College
  • Siena College
  • Bryant & Stratton College
  • Empire State College
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • SUNY Albany
  • College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Home to multiple high-tech employers, such as AngioDynamics, Plug Power, and Phillips, the Town of Colonie has a growing high-tech sector supported by renowned high-tech educational institutions right in our backyard, bringing top talent from across the United States and the globe.

To further support the growing employment needs of businesses in our area, we work closely with workforce development programs offered through local community colleges. These programs provide practical skills training to job-ready students and help feed our workforce.

Here to Support Your Business Needs

We believe in creating a town where our young, talented residents want to stay, raise a family and contribute to the growth of our economy. Employers throughout the Town of Colonie have been successful in finding top talent and find our local labor force to be exceptional, hiring productive employees who are dependable and eager to learn.

Ready to grow your business? Let us help you find your competitive edge in the Town of Colonie.

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Opportunity Starts Here

Industrial Development Agency (IDA) & Local Development Corporation (LDC)

The Colonie IDA and LDC have supported more than $450 million in project investments in the Town of Colonie, New York since 1990. Recent projects include:

The Ayco Company

$23.6 Million in Capital Investment
717 New Jobs Created
185 Jobs Retained

Afirm’s Sports Inc.

$10 Million in Capital Investment
51 New Jobs Created
4 Jobs Retained

Restaurant Depot

$8.5 Million in Capital Investment
42 New Jobs Created

Chris’ Coffee Service

$6.2 Million in Capital Investment
92 New Jobs Created

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