A strategic location providing advanced worldwide connectivity

Our region employs over 14,000 individuals at hubs such as the Port of Albany, Port of Coeymans and fulfillment centers for companies such as Ace Hardware, Coca-Cola, FedEx, UPS and Target.

Antionette Dukes-Hedge
Executive Assistant to Chief Executive Officer

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Our region employs over 14,000 individuals across our major infrastructure systems including highways, railroads, port facilities, and air services. We are at the nexus of two major highways connecting global hubs as well as three major railroad lines. As home to North America’s northernmost year-round port Rail connections to Port of Albany and Port of Coeymans our accessibility is one of our most important factors.

Albany was named one of the nation's "100 Best Metro Areas for Logistics" by Expansion Management magazine in September 2004. Inland 124 miles from New York City, the Port of Albany's 32-foot channel on the Hudson River admits international oceangoing vessels and serves as an important stop on the barge canal system of the state, ultimately connecting the city with the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes. CIBRO Petroleum maintains a specialized installation, and the port has facilities for molasses storage and a grain elevator. The port is served by three railroads and more than 100 motor freight carriers. The cargo terminal of Albany International Airport serves FedEx, UPS, and DHL carriers. Albany is within overnight trucking distance of 35 of the country's 100 largest retail markets. The city is also the site of Foreign Trade Zone #121, an area where foreign goods bound for international destinations can be temporarily stored without incurring an import duty. The area's global presence is also facilitated by the Capital Region World Trade Center, located in nearby Schenectady, New York.

The interconnectivity of our world and markets has never been more important. Opportunities abound for companies and entrepreneurs looking to make their mark in logistics, transportation, and/or fulfillment centers. 

Economic Highlights
  • In 2017 $4.1 billion was shipped domestically from the region
  • Job growth in the industry has risen 13.5% over the last 5 years 
  • Distribution centers for: Dunkin Donuts, Coca Cola, UPS, and Target