The Capital District has become an integral part of what is known as Tech Valley.
History lives and breathes in Troy. Walk its green, leafy streets and you will find some of the most extensively preserved areas of Victorian architecture in the country—described by the New York Times as "a town so unchanged that, upon arriving there, architectural historians think they've gone to heaven." At the same time, Troy along with Albany and Schenectady, which make up what is popularly known as the Capital Region, has kept pace with the present—and even the future. The Tech Valley is a high-tech area that has begun to rival Silicon Valley, with businesses such as Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI), GlobalFoundries, and SEMATECH.
Just a short walk from campus, you'll find a revitalized downtown that boasts music venues, coffee bars, brew pubs, fine restaurants, and terrific special events.
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