March 7 2018
Employment/Workforce, News, Software/IT

Video Game Development Cluster Becomes a Force in Capital Region’s Creative Economy

CEG’s first-of-its-kind regional survey finds cluster employs 350+, majority of studios are hiring The Capital Region’s video game development cluster has become a recognized force in the local creative economy and is poised to get bigger, with a majority of studios reporting hiring plans for the next 12 months, according to the findings of a

March 6 2018
Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing, News

CEG Partners with MACNY to Create Capital Region’s First Intermediary Apprenticeship Program

Program prepares region’s thriving manufacturing sector for next generation of workers With thousands of workers in the Capital Region’s manufacturing sector approaching or already beyond retirement age, the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is partnering with the Manufacturers Association of New York (MACNY) to counter the wider skills gap that this trend threatens by creating

February 13 2018
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce

Capital Region’s Educational Attainment Rate Climbs

New U.S. Census Bureau statistics show the Capital Region got smarter in 2016. The eight-county region’s ranks of adults at least 25 years old and with a bachelor’s degree or higher over the year increased by an estimated 2.4 percent to 251,637. That means 33.5 percent of the region’s adults had a bachelor’s or higher,

February 13 2018
Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing, Software/IT

Capital Region’s Creative Industries Are Impacting the Economy

Download Flyer As the Capital Region looks to expand its creative economy, the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is working in many of its hottest industries to maximize their economic contributions throughout the eight counties. CEG this winter is partnering with the Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy (ACE) to highlight the diversity, size and

January 11 2018
Employment/Workforce

Capital Region Startups Regain Employment Momentum

Capital Region startups (0- to 1-year-old firms) are regaining the employment momentum, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) Explorer. Capital Region In 2016, privately owned startups employed 12,209 workers throughout the eight-county Capital Region, up 827 jobs, or 7.3 percent, from the previous

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