June 7 2017
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce

Capital Region’s STEM Pipeline is Flowing Faster

Science graduate student enrollment growth outpaces state, nation for postdocs The Capital Region’s pipeline of highly educated talent is expanding, with area colleges and universities enrolling science graduate students and postdoctorates at rates faster than those for state. Even more, area institutions are awarding greater numbers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees. Pipeline

June 7 2017
Clean Technology, R&D

Brookings: Albany Metro Generates 2nd Most Wind Patents in US, 14th Most Solar

Area is a prolific producer of advanced (nano) green materials patents Cleantech innovation is blowing strong in the Albany–Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA), with a new Brookings Institution report showing local inventors generated the second greatest amount of wind energy patents in the nation between 2011 and 2016. The area also outshined most metros in

May 3 2017
Economic Analysis, Population Health Technology

Albany-Schenectady-Troy Metro Has Nation’s 13th Lowest Uninsured Rate for under 65 Population

The Capital Region has emerged as national leader in the effort to reduce the ranks of uninsured Americans under 65 years old. In 2015, the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had the 13th lowest uninsured rate among more than 380 metros nationwide, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau

May 3 2017
Economic Analysis

Capital Region Population Growth Holds Steady

The Capital Region last year avoided the steep population losses that afflicted the majority of New York’s regions, but it did so by increasingly relying on international migration. In 2016, the eight-county Capital Region had an estimated population of 1,085,386, marking flat growth from the previous year (-13 people) and a 0.2 percent increase over

May 1 2017
Education/Training, Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, R&D

Capital Region Becomes a Hotbed for Materials Engineering

Albany Has One of Nation’s Highest Concentrations of Material Engineers, is No. 1 for University Materials & Metallurgical R&D With the continued growth of the semiconductor industry, the Capital Region has become a magnet for materials engineers. The Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) now has the nation’s 8th highest concentration of materials engineers among metros

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