Albany is the capital city of the state of New York. It is located approximately 150 miles to the north of New York City and is situated on the banks of the Hudson River. This city became the capital of New York in 1797 and the city is actually one of the original settlements of the first 13 colonies.
Albany was a key northern city and became prosperous due to its location on the Hudson River. Transportation was done using steamboats at first. The early exports from the city included furs, beer, and lumber. Many people visit the area each year and visit the State Capital and the New York State Archives. There are also many buildings that are on the historic register that you can tour too. The Ten Broeck Mansion, circa 1797, is a mansion that was originally built in the federal style and later renovated with a touch of Greek Revival style. It is open to the public for visitors. You can find listings for these attractions and many more in the Albany, New York, Yellow Pages. The Yellow Pages will give you the local address and phone contact information.
The main economy in Albany is Health Care and Education. Of course, the Government is a mainstay here too. In the last decade Albany is becoming more and better known for its tech sector. The area in and around Albany is now known as "Tech Valley." Albany is at the forefront of nanotechnology and biotechnology. To find a complete listing of local area businesses check the Albany, New York, Business Directory. Here you will find a complete listing for the Albany area. Albany was listed as number 30 on the Forbes' Best Bang for the Buck List. The city was also ranked in the top 25 strongest housing markets in the United States. These are some of the reasons that people are drawn to relocate to the Albany, New York area. A strong housing market and low unemployment rates are big draws. If you are thinking of relocating to the area be sure to check the Albany, New York, Yellow Pages, for listings on schools, hospitals, staffing companies, and local real estate offices.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan
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