Diversity & Inclusion

A group of young adults smile at the camera

We are ALL Capable of Anything.

CapNY is committed to diversity. We’re home to:

  • The oldest continuously-operating LGBTQ center in the country.
  • Underground Railroad Education Center
  • UpState Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Capital Region Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

A pride parade is shown with the super "LGBTQ+" across the photo
A group of people stand in a group all looking at something off-camera with the words "Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)" across the photo.
A group of people pose for the camera in front of a table full of food with the words "Refugees & Immigrants" across the photo.
Two women are seated and smiling at each other with the words Woman-Owned Business across the photo
A photo of Cory Nelson, Serial Entrepreneur, Owner and Founder of The Cloud Food Hall

CapNY Guide to 250+ Black-Owned Businesses

Support black-owned business by shopping, hiring, and supporting our region’s small companies , solopreneurs, not-for-profits and start-ups.

Cory Nelson, Serial Entrepreneur, Owner and Founder of The Cloud Food Hall

Our Rock Stars

Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm smiles on their farm

Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm has made food equity her passion

Jakeen Hoke stands on a street in South Albany with another gentleman

Jahkeen Hoke has housing plans for South Albany

CapNY Diversity in Numbers


19%

non-white population

1,997

minority-owned businesses

13%

growth in Hispanic population

16%

growth in Asian population

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