March 14 2019
Economic Analysis, General, Regional/County Profiles

Capital Region Opportunity Zone Highlights

Even before New York State designated 20 Capital Census Tracts as Opportunity Zones in 2018, half of them had growing populations and four in five had increasing ranks of employed residents. The federal Opportunity Zones community development program is now promising to build on that momentum and is already attracting millions of dollars in private

March 11 2019
General

Capital Region’s Game Development Cluster Is Growing

Large studio employment up 5.6%, Strong demand among independent studios for game development incubator/game space ALBANY, NEW YORK – Large employers within the Capital Region’s video game development cluster have added 5.6 percent more jobs over the past year, and they are all poised to continue growing, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG)

March 6 2019
Education/Training

Women STEM Degrees up 7.4% in Capital Region

Girls in STEM registration opens today Fueled by gains in computer science and engineering technologies, the Capital Region’s ranks of women STEM graduates increased over the year by 7.4 percent in 2017. That year, women received 1,153 STEM degrees from the eight-county region’s traditional colleges and universities. On top of that, they received 1,221 STEM-related

March 1 2019
General

CEG Economic Development Week in Review – February 25 – March 1, 2019

  Stay up-to-date on business and economic development happenings in the Capital Region with the CEG Economic Development Week in Review. Don’t miss out on the developments that are transforming the region by following us on: CEG IN THE NEWS Saratogian: Event connects vets with helpful services, agencies The Record: Event connects vets with helpful

February 11 2019
Nanotechnology, R&D

Greater Share of US Semiconductor Device Patents Had Ties to Capital Region Inventors in 2018

Capital Region inventors continued to increase their share of semiconductor device-related patents issued nationwide in 2018. Last year, 1,302 of the total 25,170 semiconductor device-related patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) listed a Capital Region inventor. That means that 5.2 percent of all U.S. semiconductor innovation could be traced to the

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