November 16 2017
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce, General

Capital Region Cities Emerge as Young Professional Magnets

Amazon’s nationwide search for a site for a $5 billion second headquarters (HQ2) – where it plans to employ up to 50,000 full-time employees – is emphasizing the importance of metros not only creating creating talent but retaining it as well. And that is something Capital Region cities are doing better than most of their

October 19 2017
Employment/Workforce, News, R&D

CEG Submits Proposal for Amazon to Thrive in Tech Valley

Amazon Promenade would straddle the Hudson, connect downtown Albany and Rensselaer   ALBANY – The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) today submitted to Amazon a proposal detailing development options situated in the heart of Tech Valley for its planned $5 billion second headquarters (HQ2). In response to Amazon’s RFP, CEG identified sites that satisfy Amazon’s

October 13 2017
Employment/Workforce

Capital Region Leads New York in Labor Force Participation

The Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is leading the state in getting the greatest share of working-aged adults into its labor force, but their participation in it has fallen to its lowest level in seven years, according to a Center for Economic Growth analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Overview In 2015, 80 percent of

October 13 2017
Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing

Improving Management Practices for Capital Region Manufacturers

CEG and Fuzehub to launch webinar on “Making Management Work” New York’s manufacturing sector is lagging behind a majority of states when it comes to utilizing management systems, which take lean business practices to the next level by ensuring maximum value and creation and thorough alignment with organizational strategic objectives. With a recent study showing

September 7 2017
Employment/Workforce

CEG Ramps Up Efforts to Recruit Highly Skilled Workers

The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is expanding its workforce development efforts to ensure even more service members ending their military careers outside the eight counties find educational or employment opportunities within them. Fort Drum Recruitment Efforts On Aug. 30, staff from Talent Connect, CEG’s skilled worker attraction and retention program, set up soldier recruitment

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