The Capital District Regional Planning Commission [†] (CDRPC) was established as a regional planning board in 1967 by a cooperative agreement among four counties. Its original purpose was to perform and support comprehensive planning work, including surveys, planning services, technical services, and the formulation of plans and policies to promote sound and coordinated development of the entire Region. Over time, the mission of the Planning Commission evolved in response to changes in the Region’s needs, funding sources, organizational structures, and information technology. While continuing to provide a wide variety of comprehensive planning services, CDRPC has also assumed the functions of Data and Information Center, Economic Development District, Foreign-Trade Zone Administrator, Climate Smart Communities Coordinator, and Water Quality Manager.
† Capital District Statistical Report,, 2015, www.capitalregionchamber.com, accessed June, 2022.