Making the Scene: Lessons from Austin
April 30, 2019 . 4-8:30pm . Troy Music Hall . $20
The greater Capital Region is home to hundreds of stellar cultural assets – museums and historical sites, music and theater venues, galleries, boutiques, farm-to-table restaurants, breweries and more – yet does not enjoy the international renown of its neighbors, such as the Berkshires, Hudson Valley, Vermont and Adirondacks. Since 2017, the Alliance for the Creative Economy (ACE) has enlisted hundreds of people and partners in conversation and planning about how to make NY’s Capital Region into a thriving world-class destination that attracts a next generation of visitors, businesses, investors and talent. ACE is now embarking on a series of “Next Steps” events, beginning on April 30th, to advance this regional agenda.
Public City, a not-for-profit consultancy that led Austin’s Cultural Tourism planning efforts and produced its landmark Cultural Tourism Plan, will be coming to our region on April 30th to lead a conversation on how Austin came together for their plan, and what the Capital Region can do next to create our own.
Special thanks to our sponsors, Capital District Transit Authority and Columbia Economic Development Corporation and Troy Industrial Development Authority.