November 16 2017
Creative/Agriculture/Food, Manufacturing, Tourism

Capital Region’s Craft Beverage Industry Is Brewing

8 Counties House 90+ Breweries, Distilleries, Cideries and Wineries Five years after New York State launched an initiative to expand its ranks of craft beverage producers through the introduction of a license for farm breweries and later for farm cideries, that industry is thriving in the Capital Region. In fact, throughout the eight counties there

November 16 2017
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce, General

Capital Region Cities Emerge as Young Professional Magnets

Amazon’s nationwide search for a site for a $5 billion second headquarters (HQ2) – where it plans to employ up to 50,000 full-time employees – is emphasizing the importance of metros not only creating creating talent but retaining it as well. And that is something Capital Region cities are doing better than most of their

October 13 2017
General

President’s Message – October, 2017

More and more Capital Region businesses, nonprofits and government agencies are recognizing the need for a regional economic development organization to accelerate the growth of our economy and ensure prosperity reaches all of its eight counties. We continue to exceed our $6 million “Accelerate” capital campaign and are proud to announce the most recent companies

October 13 2017
Employment/Workforce

Capital Region Leads New York in Labor Force Participation

The Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is leading the state in getting the greatest share of working-aged adults into its labor force, but their participation in it has fallen to its lowest level in seven years, according to a Center for Economic Growth analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Overview In 2015, 80 percent of

October 13 2017
Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing

Improving Management Practices for Capital Region Manufacturers

CEG and Fuzehub to launch webinar on “Making Management Work” New York’s manufacturing sector is lagging behind a majority of states when it comes to utilizing management systems, which take lean business practices to the next level by ensuring maximum value and creation and thorough alignment with organizational strategic objectives. With a recent study showing

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