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 13 2017
General

President’s Message – October, 2017

More and more Capital Region businesses, nonprofits and government agencies are recognizing the need for a regional economic development organization to accelerate the growth of our economy and ensure prosperity reaches all of its eight counties. We continue to exceed our $6 million “Accelerate” capital campaign and are proud to announce the most recent companies

September 8 2017
General, Regional/County Profiles

Capital Region’s Minority Population Grows, Fastest in Saratoga and Warren Counties

The Capital Region’s minority population has grown by 11.5 percent over the past five years and it is increasing most rapidly in Saratoga and Warren counties. Minorities already represent a quarter of the population of one county in the region and a second is on track to cross that mark in the near future, according

September 8 2017
General, Manufacturing, Trade/Transportation

Global Trade Opportunities in the Capital Region

Despite a strong U.S. dollar (USD) and weaker global demand, Capital Region exports held steady in 2016, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of new Brookings Institution estimates. Exports throughout the eight counties last year totaled $5.978 billion, up 7.3 percent from five years earlier. Impacting that growth was the U.S. dollar’s

August 8 2017
Economic Analysis, General

Capital Region Kept Pace with Peer Metros in 2016

The Capital Region’s economic performance in 2016 was on par with its peer metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) nationwide and bested all other comparable metros in upstate. Among 14 MSAs with similar populations and economies, the Capital Region ranked in the middle of them (8th) when their 2016 economic performance was scored by the Center for

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