June 13 2018
General, News

Success Story: GLOBALFOUNDRIES and the Capital Region’s Nanotech Assets

A long-awaited economic impact study released earlier this spring reached a conclusion that by now is not surprising to many in the Capital Region. The report’s authors, a Georgetown University research professor (Charles W. Wessner) and a semiconductor industry attorney, (Thomas R. Howell), said the economic payoffs of New York’s investments in nanotechnology “have been

May 16 2018
General, Regional/County Profiles

How Should the Capital Region Be Defined?

What is the Capital Region? The answer largely depends on who is asking and why. Are its boundaries being drawn to serve the purpose of a commercial market, community planning, tourism, standardized statistical reporting or economic development? With so many regional definitions circulating, it is easy to confuse them and the purposes they serve. Adding

May 16 2018
Employment/Workforce, General

Area Has One of Northeast’s Smallest Pay Gaps for Women Working Full-Time

Women working full-time in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) face the smallest pay gap in upstate New York and the fourth smallest in the Northeast. Even more, those working in the local management, utilities and manufacturing sectors are closest to earning as much – if not more – than their male counterparts, according to

April 17 2018
General, News

President’s Message – April, 2018

CEG has much planned for the coming months, including our 22nd Annual Technology Awards at the Rivers Casino. We are accepting nominations until April 27. If you know any tech startups, innovators, trailblazers, economic winners and against-the-odds success stories, nominate them today. Submit your nominations here. Registration for the June 28 Technology Awards will open

April 17 2018
General

Success Story: Vital Vio’s Light Shines Brighter Years after VentureB Pitches

In September 2014, Colleen Costello was in the midst of taking her anti-bacterial lighting system startup, Vital Vio, to the next level. That summer the company, founded two years earlier by Costello and her fellow Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) alumnus James Peterson, was in the process of tripling its three-person payroll and on the verge

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