The Capital District of New York is a general geographical area in New York (similar to the upstate area) centered around the cities of Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and more recently, Saratoga Springs. It is rich with national and local history. It is the original home of General Electric, contains the eastern end of the Erie Canal, houses the oldest technical university in the English-speaking world, and is home to the capital of New York State. The region is made up of a number of counties, but most specifically, Albany County, Rensselaer County, Schenectady County, and Saratoga County. The area is also now known as Tech Valley due to emergence of technological advancements based in the area in recent times. The Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce introduced the term in 1998.
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