ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has opened another of its welcome centers located along major interstate highways.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced the grand opening of the Capital Region Welcome Center. The Democrat says the new facility located along the Thruway in Greene County will help boost the Albany area's tourism industry for decades to come.

The new welcome center is located off Interstate 87's northbound lanes, between Exit 21B and Exit 21A, across from the New Baltimore Service Area about 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of Albany.

The welcome center features a Taste NY Market and displays and information on historical and natural attractions from the Albany area north to the Saratoga-Lake George region.

The welcome center is now one of 11 located across the state, including three along the Thruway system.