August 15 2019
Creative/Agriculture/Food, Employment/Workforce

Capital Region’s “Gig” Economy Grows

Boosted by the introduction of ridesharing to upstate, as well as a stronger real estate market and creative economy, the Capital Region’s ranks of independent contractors increased by 5.4 percent between 2013 and 2017. The economic impact of these mostly self-employed or freelance workers, also referred to as “nonemployer establishments,” grew even more, increasing by

July 17 2019
Creative/Agriculture/Food, News

Women Farmers Are Growing in the Capital Region

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact James Schlett Director of Research and Communications 518-465-8975 X221 1 in 12 region farmers have served in military, 1 in 4 are new producers ALBANY, NEW YORK – The ranks of women farmers in the Capital Region increased by 24 percent between 2012 and 2017, outpacing the state’s growth rate

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 15 2019
Creative/Agriculture/Food, News

Center for Economic Growth and Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy Announce Merger

(ALBANY, N.Y.) – Center for Economic Growth (CEG) President and CEO Andrew Kennedy and Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy (ACE) Executive Director Maureen Sager today  announced a merger between the two organizations. ACE was founded in 2016 to advocate and help grow the Creative Industries, which have now become the fourth largest employment sector

September 11 2018
Creative/Agriculture/Food

Success Story: BGS Helps Albany Distilling Pour More Spirits and Reach New Markets

A fermenting tank at Albany Distilling downtown Albany manufacturing facility.  Founded in 2011, Albany Distilling Company was its namesake city’s first licensed distillery since the start of Prohibition. The distiller’s first product was a bourbon-mash whisky, which was followed by a variety of spirits, including rums and vodkas. Focused primarily on the upstate New York

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