What is the Capital Region? Who are we? What do we love about life in this region? What matters most to us, and where are we headed? These are some of the questions tackled by The Tech Valley Now Listening Project, an effort of WMHT, the region's public television, radio and new media institution, and Zone 5, the area's fast-growing research-driven marketing communications firm.
From educational excellence to entertainment and the arts, there are many factors that make the Capital Region a highly desirable place to live. Such desirability is especially important in an era when many in the emerging workforce are looking for the city they want to live in prior to looking for a job.
Growth in the region provides an opportunity, but also a challenge, as we seek to maintain the quality-of-life that many of us cherish. To delve deeper into the Listening Project, watch 'Tech Valley Now.' Also, please take the time to read the full report below. We continue to welcome your comments on these vital community issues.
• Read the WMHT-Zone 5 Listening Project Report (PDF)
• Send Us Your Comments
Left scenic photos courtesy of the Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.
Comments recently delivered by focus group participants:
"I noticed that when I came in from the lower Hudson Valley in 1980 to go to the City of Albany, and everybody was an apologist...(now) their attitude in many ways is quite a bit more positive."
"The boards and districts see the value in educating our students in the advanced sciences to take advantage of the jobs that will be here for them."
"I think the real challenge will be the balance of not only the ability to grow and to attract to high-tech and all of these businesses and the need to do that, but to balance that with the quality of life that's here."
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