Tucked in that request for proposals for the sale of part of the Harriman State Office Campus in Albany was an interesting list: The largest private-sector employers "within commuting distance" of the site.
We've seen similar lists before. The state Department of Labor publishes lists for the state and individual regions (last update March 2014). But that list doesn't include job counts (the labor department cites confidentiality) -- and the one in the RFP does.
So, can you guess the largest private-sector employers in this area? We'll give you a few hints: healthcare and supermarkets...
For ease of display and viewing, the list is above in large format -- click or scroll all the way up.
A few quick things
+ Eds and meds: 10 of the 25 companies on the list are either hospital groups or educational institutions. (And UAlbany would no doubt rank somewhere on this list if it were private.)
+ Conspicuously absent: Walmart. It's on the state labor department's 2014 lists for both the Capital Region and state.
+ The state: The RFP notes that the state employs more than 30,000 people in Albany County.
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