Your Business is Your Life. Live it Downtown.
From international corporations, regional giants and locally owned proprietors, downtown Albany is more than business as usual. Accented by the powerful currents of the Hudson River to the motivating forces in the State Capitol, downtown Albany stands in good company with some of the greatest names in business today. Over 250 companies call downtown Albany home and signs like IBM, Microsoft, and WhoSay are seen throughout our streets.
As the Capital City of the most famous state in the world, businesses in Downtown thrive within a supportive and collaborative community. Hard work, energy and networking dominates the streets, spurs electricity and supports all types of success.
Albany is a common tour stop for many of the world’s top performers. The Times Union Center serves as the city’s largest musical venue for nationally and internationally prominent bands, and hosts trade shows, sporting events, and other large-scale community gatherings. The Palace Theatre and the iconic Egg venue provide mid-sized forums for music, theater, and spoken word performances. The Capital Repertory Theatre serves smaller performances.
For an after-hours crowd, there are a number of neighborhoods that provide lively entertainment. Madison Avenue, Pearl Street, Delaware Avenue and Lark Street are the more popular areas in the city and near the Saint Rose and SUNY Albany college campuses.
With construction soon underway, the Albany Capital Center, a new two-level, 82,000 square foot conference facility will provide the city with meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibition space. The center is located in the heart of downtown Albany with easy access to the highway system and has dedicated off-street car parking and space for tour buses & exhibitor trucks. This contemporary center will provide the needed amenities to attract regional, local, national and international guests to the Capital.
Albany is home to the New York State Museum and New York State Archives. The Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, located at Quackenbush Square, hosts a museum, gift shop, and the Henry Hudson Planetarium. The Irish American Heritage Museum in downtown Albany showcases exhibits highlighting the contributions of the Irish people in America. Docked in the Hudson River at Quay Street is the unique USS Slater (DE-766) museum — a decommissioned World War II destroyer escort that was restored in 1998 and the only ship of its kind still afloat.
The Albany Institute of History and Art, located near the State Capitol, collects, preserves, interprets and promotes interest in the history, art, culture of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley region. An extensive collection of paintings by the Hudson River School and an exhibit on Ancient Egypt featuring the Institute’s “Albany Mummies” are among its most notable permanent exhibits.