July 18 2018
Nanotechnology, R&D

Capital Region’s Inventors Were Listed on 19% More Semiconductor Device Patents in 2017

One in 20 semiconductor-related device patents1 awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) in 2017 can be traced back to a Capital Region inventor, according to a Center for Economic Growth review of patents listed in PTO’s Patent Full-Text and Image Database. Capital Region inventors’ tally of semiconductor-related device patents increased over the

July 18 2018
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce

Capital Region STEM Degree Awards up 10% in 2017

The talent pipeline for the Capital Region’s technology sector continued to expand in 2017, with traditional colleges and universities throughout the eight counties seeing a 10.3 percent year-over-year increase in STEM degrees awarded, according to a Center for Economic Growth Analysis of new data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Database System (IPEDS). Not including health-related

July 18 2018
Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing

Capital Region Manufacturing Employment Reached 16-Year High in 2017

Employment in the Capital Region’s manufacturing sector last year climbed to its highest level since 2001. In 2017, the eight-county region’s manufacturers drove a 1.6 percent annual net jobs gain to an annual average of 34,322. Employment was up 7.6 percent from five years earlier, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of

July 2 2018
General

Economic Development Week in Review: June 25 – June 29, 2018

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 Times Union: Saratoga Springs to host semiconductor conference in October Business Review: Saratoga Springs to host

June 13 2018
Economic Analysis, General

Many Capital Region Communities Were among NY’s Fastest-Growing in 2017

Three of New York’s top 10 fastest-growing cities were in the Capital Region in 2017. Even more, on a year-over-year basis, the eight-county region also housed the state’s second and third fastest-growing towns and fastest-growing village, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of new U.S. Census Bureau data. Out of the Capital

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