April 1 2020
COVID-19, Employment/Workforce, General

SBA Releases Details on Paycheck Protection Program

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has released details on the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that was included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was enacted last week. SBA 7(a) lenders may begin processing loans as soon as April 3. However, small businesses impacted by COVID-19 should submit a

March 27 2020
COVID-19, Employment/Workforce, General, Manufacturing

The 10 Things in the COVID-19 Stimulus Package that Capital Region Businesses Must Know

Congress passed a $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Many Capital Region businesses will need the funding and financial tools it provides to recover from the economic disruptions caused by COVID-19. The Center for Economic Growth is helping local businesses identify stimulus-related funding programs as well as private financing options that can

March 26 2020
COVID-19, Employment/Workforce, General

President’s Message: March 26, 2020

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Center for Economic Growth is leveraging our extensive economic development expertise and status as a federally designated Manufacturing Extension Partnership center to provide the Capital Region’s business community with technical and disaster assistance support. In the past two weeks alone, we’ve consulted with more than 30 Capital Region

March 24 2020
COVID-19, Employment/Workforce, General, Manufacturing

The 25 COVID-19-Related Resources that Capital Region Employers & Workers Must View

There is a tremendous amount of information for businesses on how to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and its impacts on operations. It can be overwhelming. That is why the Center for Economic Growth has compiled this list of 25 links we believe are important to both Capital Region employers and workers. Essential Businesses Andrew

March 24 2020
COVID-19, General, Manufacturing

COVID-19 Products Needed for New York State: Guidelines for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

New York State is looking for manufacturers that can help produce critical medical supplies during the COVID-19 crisis. The state is encouraging companies that have the proper equipment and personnel to begin manufacturing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) products, such as masks. We would like to hear from you. If you have already transitioned (or are

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