President’s Message

F. Michael Tucker


The Center for Economic Growth is leading Tech Valley through a time of extraordinary growth. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is operating the world’s most advanced semiconductor foundry here, there are dynamic developments at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, our clean energy sector is expanding with GE’s continued investments in the region, and we’ve had major strides in high-tech industry and workforce development. CEG is working on numerous projects and initiatives to implement Governor Andrew Cuomo’s regionally focused economic development agenda.

For over a quarter century, CEG has been at the center of a true economic transformation in our region.  We have played a major role in sowing the seeds of change by helping to secure key strategic investments and partnerships, fostering the expansion of local businesses, attracting new business and investment and preparing the region for future growth.

And now, we are beginning to see real dividends!

Today, Tech Valley is not just a name to aspire to—it reflects the Capital Region’s stature as the location of several key, viable technology industry clusters that have positioned us to be a global center of innovation and advanced manufacturing.

As a CEG member, spanning the spectrum from business, government, education and the not-for-profit sectors, you have recognized the value of pooling your efforts to advance regional economic development.  Your investment in CEG and your leadership in the community have been critical to the progress we’ve made to date, and your ongoing investment and support will continue that progress in the years ahead. The strategic plan that we created together is built on three key growth pillars of entrepreneurship, infrastructure, and workforce and education—pillars that will undergird a bright economic future.

Tech Valley is well-positioned for even greater success, and we must capitalize on the momentum though collaboration and action to create impactful, long-lasting, generational change.

CEG’s vision is to lead Tech Valley as one of the most prosperous and innovative ecosystems in the world. To that end, we are committed to continuing to bring regional stakeholders together to pursue the next phase of development, and to serve as a catalyst for growth in this region.


Here in Tech Valley, anything is possible!