November 15 2019
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce

STEM Degree Awards Edge up in the Capital Region

Capital Region colleges and universities made impressive gains in computer and physical sciences degree awards in 2018, while overall STEM degree growth slightly increased in the eight counties, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis on new data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.  STEM Growth Last year, 17 of the Capital

November 15 2019
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce

The Capital Region’s Brain Gain

The Capital Region is leading the state in growing its ranks of adults with bachelor’s and associate’s degrees over the past five years, according to a Center for Economic Growth analysis of U.S. Census Bureau five-year estimates. Educational Attainment by Degree In 2017, the eight-county region had 142,092 adults 25 years and older with a

October 17 2019
Employment/Workforce, Population Health Technology, Regional/County Profiles

Which States and Counties Are Sending the Most People to the Capital Region?

Tech and Navy hubs are major contributors to region’s population A county containing a large U.S. Navy base in South Carolina and two more counties with major tech hubs in Arizona and Massachusetts are sending more population “flows,” or movers, to the Capital Region than any other outside of New York, according to a Center

September 16 2019
Employment/Workforce

Wage Growth in Albany and Saratoga Counties

Both Albany and Saratoga counties are regularly outperforming the majority of large U.S. counties when it comes to the growth of average weekly wages, according to a Center for Economic Growth Analysis of new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wage Growth Performance In Q1 2019, Albany County’s average annual weekly wage was $1,142,

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

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