December 5 2018
Clean Technology, Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing

NY’s Offshore Wind Push Could Boost Capital Region Ports and Manufacturers

With New York State pursuing one of the nation’s most ambitious plans for generating offshore wind (OSW), the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is working to position the Capital Region’s two water ports as facilities for the manufacturing and fabrication of OSW components. In January 2018, New York State released an Offshore Wind Master Plan

November 12 2018
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce

Capital Region STEM Degree Diversity on the Rise

The talent pipeline for the Capital Region’s tech sector is becoming more diversified, with local colleges and institutions awarding 35.8 percent more STEM degrees to minorities1 over the past five years, according to a Center for Economic Growth analysis of data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). STEM Degree Awards In 2017, 17

November 12 2018
Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing

Manufacturing Careers in the Capital Region

The Capital Region’s manufacturing sector employed more than 34,000 workers in 2017 and is projected to add nearly 2,800 over the next 10 years. That 7 percent increase in manufacturing employment far outpaces projections for the nation (0 percent) and state (-5 percent), according to estimates from Economic Modeling Specialists Int. (EMSI). Hot Local Manufacturing

October 11 2018
Employment/Workforce

The Capital Region Goes on a Hiring Spree

With a low unemployment rate and high private sector employment, the Capital Region’s economy is continuing to see strong job growth as the number of local job openings continues to rise. Even with employment in the eight-county region’s private sector climbing in 2017 to its highest level in more than 18 years, there is momentum

October 3 2018
Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing

Celebrating the Capital Region’s Manufacturing Industries

As Manufacturing Day is celebrated this Oct. 5, it is important to remember that while large manufacturers, such as General Electric, GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, have helped turn the Capital Region into a thriving manufacturing metro, they are not alone in making the area stand out on the national level. In fact, these manufacturers operate

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