Items advertised for sale in the Want Ad Digest in the Capital District include cars, trucks, appliances, musical instruments and electronics. The Capital District refers to the area around Albany, the capital of New York State. This region is comprised of 11 counties and includes the cities of Schenectady and Saratoga Springs.
The Want Ad Digest also features ads for employment, real estate and pet adoption. The publication also publishes personal ads. The Want Ad Digest is available as a print publication and also online at WantAdDigest.com. In addition to New York, the Want Ad Digest sells classified ads in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Vermont.
The Want Ad Digest, founded in 1962, has offices in Troy, New York, which is part of the Capital District. The Dutch founded settlements in the area in the 17th century, and the term "Capital District" dates to the 18th century. As of 2013, the region has a population of over one million. Various companies have offices in the area, including General Electric, International Paper, Merrill Lynch and Key Bank. The region is also home to Albany Law School, the State University of New York at Albany, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Skidmore College and Union College.