May 10 2019
Population Health Technology, Regional/County Profiles

Capital Region is NY’s 2nd Fastest-Growing Region

The Capital Region again was state’s second-fastest growing region in 2018. The eight-county region last year had a population of 1,084,941, up 248 from the previous year. The only region with stronger year-over-year growth was the Mid-Hudson Region at 0.1 percent, according to a Center for Economic Growth analysis of new U.S. Census Bureau data.

May 10 2019
Employment/Workforce

Capital Region’s Unemployment Rate Reaches 18-Year Low

The Capital Region averaged an unemployment rate 3.8 percent last year – the lowest annual rate since 2001. That also continued a trend that has been playing out for more than a quarter of a century in which the eight-county region’s rate has registered below the nation’s, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG)

May 10 2019
Creative/Agriculture/Food

Ag Economy Expands in Capital Region’s Rural Counties

Between 2012 and 2017 the Capital Region’s large rural counties gained farms, but the area’s total agricultural footprint shrunk during that period due to losses in more urban counties, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of new data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Overview NASS’s 2017

April 9 2019
Clean Technology, General, R&D

Earth Day Special: Capital Region Confronts Climate Change with Innovation

As Earth Day approaches, Capital Region researchers are doing their part to honor and advance the purpose of the annual event through innovation. In fact, in 2018, inventors in the eight-county Capital Region were listed on more than 200 patents for technologies or applications for mitigation or adaption against climate change, according to a Center

April 5 2019
Clean Technology

Earth Day Special: Capital Region Companies on the Front Lines in the Fight against Climate Change

The Capital Region has long been recognized as a national leader in cleantech innovation and green jobs. For example, a 2011 study by the Brookings Institution and the Battelle Technology Partnership Practice found that the Albany-Troy-Schenectady metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had, among the nation’s 100 largest MSAs, the highest concentration of clean economy jobs. In

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