Warren County's Strategic Location

Warren County is located in eastern New York along the I87 Corridor midway between the NYC Metropolitan area and Montreal, Canada approximately 45 miles north of Albany, NY. The NY Capital Region includes facilities of worldwide technology leaders and research institutions, including IBM, General Electric Global Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and the internationally acclaimed SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

A business location in Warren County gives you proximity to this area of innovation, and access to a flourishing environment of research and development.

Capital Region is an Established Technology Hub

Manufacturing and technology have been driving the Capital Region’s economy for more than a century, and they continue to run smart and strong. Backed by R&D centers at the Colleges of Nanoscale Science & Engineering at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, GE Global Research, Albany Medical Center, The Wadsworth Center and the Pharmaceutical Research Institute, local companies in Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Hudson, Catskill, Saratoga Springs and Glens Falls are able to retain their competitive advantages in the global marketplace.

Business Collaboration & Research Programs

The greater Capital Region is home to numerous educational institutions and not-for-profit organizations that regularly collaborate with the business community. The State University of New York (SUNY) system and RPI have particularly extensive research and collaboration programs:

SUNY Research Foundation

The SUNY Research Foundation supports SUNY researchers and the organizations with which these researchers interact, including funding sources and outside collaborators. One of three areas of focus for the SUNY Research Foundation is public/private partnerships that drive economic development and entrepreneurial opportunity. The SUNY RF facilitates and forms collaborative public/private partnerships such as business.

RPI Research

Rensselaer’s researchers in energy and the environment are exploring the development of renewable technologies to enable coexistence with a bio-diverse planet; RPI’s biotechnology researchers are leading the way to the creation of life-saving treatments; Rensselaer researchers in nanotechnology are enabling the development of new materials that support a safer, more cost-effective, and sustainable environment. Through computation and information technologies, Rensselaer researchers are deepening human comprehension of a multi-faceted world. Using Rensselaer’s extraordinary media and arts platforms that blur existing boundaries between observation, perception, and experience, RPI’s researchers are creating environments that expand humankind’s ability to learn, understand, and communicate.

For the last two decades, the Rensselaer Plan has provided a blueprint for transformation and impact. It has guided development of the campus environment for advancing research with the potential to address science and society’s most challenging problems. The plan has a specific section about Scientific and Technological Entrepreneurship.

The Wadsworth Center

Wadsworth Center is a science-based community committed to protecting and improving the health of New Yorkers through laboratory analysis, investigations and research, as well as laboratory certification and educational programs.

Scientists at Wadsworth Center:

  • Study ongoing public health issues, from drug resistance to emerging infections and environmental exposures
  • Investigate basic biological processes that contribute to human health and disease
  • Employ modern methods, such as biomarkers of exposure, and state-of-the-art technologies, among them a resource for visualizing biologically relevant molecules