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

March 10 2018
Employment/Workforce, General, News

Program in the works for apprenticeships

Times Union Buzz The Center for Economic Growth has been working hard to provide more workforce development programs to the region. After all, if you can’t find suitable workers for all the new jobs you create, you create problems for the companies you attract or get to grow here. One of the biggest issues for

March 8 2018
Clean Technology, General

CEG SolarGEN Helps SKS Bottle & Packaging Incorporate Solar Energy saving them $70,000 annually

SKS Bottle & Packaging, Inc. is a 31-year-old supplier of containers and caps to small and large businesses. The company’s innovative “kit” packs of plastic bottles and glass jars have become very popular among its customers in the beverage, medicinal, personal care, cosmetic and other industries and have fueled robust growth. That recently prompted SKS

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