June 20 2019
General

2019 Tech Award Winner Profile: Auto/Mate

CEG’s 2019 Tech Awards will be held on Thursday, June 27 from 4:30 – 7:30pm at Rivers Casino in Schenectady. Join 100s in celebrating our region’s brightest minds, innovators, researchers, technologists and organizations making a difference in our community and beyond by advancing technology across multiple industry sectors that affect

June 10 2019
General, Regional/County Profiles

2 Capital Region Cities among NY’s Top 10 Fastest-Growing

Two Capital Region cities were among New York’s top 10 for fastest-growing cities in 2018. With a 223 year-over-year population gain (0.3 percent), Schenectady was the state’s sixth fastest-growing city, and Saratoga Springs’ 68-person annual gain (0.2 percent) made it the 10th, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG)

June 7 2019
General

Economic Development Month in Review: May 2019

For the Top Economic Development News of the Month, CEG selects news articles about projects or developments that promise to improve and/or transform the Capital Region’s economy, particularly those that related to manufacturing and initiatives outlined in, Capital 20.20, a five-year, multi-pronged plan for bringing economic prosperity to the entire

April 19 2019
General, News

Economic Development Week in Review: April 15-19, 2019

Stay up-to-date on business and economic development happenings in the Capital Region with the CEG Economic Development Week in Review. Don’t miss out on the developments that are transforming the region by following us on: CEG IN THE NEWS Times Union: Organizations team up to develop region’s creative economy Saratogian:

April 11 2019
General, News

President’s Message – April, 2019

Activity Snap Shot Accelerate Update CEG ended the year with 254 investors. Here’s the businesses that joined our Accelerate capital campaign in Q1: Mohawk Paper 1st Playable Productions JLL Wealth Advisory Group Richbell Capital Delaware Engineering Upstate NY Black Chamber of Commerce Wilson Elser ILUM Health Systems Better Business Bureau

April 9 2019
Clean Technology, General, R&D

Earth Day Special: Capital Region Confronts Climate Change with Innovation

As Earth Day approaches, Capital Region researchers are doing their part to honor and advance the purpose of the annual event through innovation. In fact, in 2018, inventors in the eight-county Capital Region were listed on more than 200 patents for technologies or applications for mitigation or adaption against climate

April 4 2019
General, R&D

The Capital Region Has 1.58M in Academic R&D space, More on the Way

The Capital Region continues to maintain a vast footprint of academic research and development space, and it is poised to get bigger with new construction projects underway at the University at Albany and Union College and another planned at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG)

April 4 2019
General, Manufacturing

Nearly 12% increase in Federal Defense Spending in the Capital Region

Department of Defense (DoD) spending for work primarily performed in the Capital Region rose  over the year by 12.2 percent in fiscal 2017. In fiscal 2017, the amount the federal government owed1 for unclassified contract and grant award transactions was $151.1 million for work primarily performed in the eight-county region2,

March 14 2019
Economic Analysis, General, Regional/County Profiles

Capital Region Opportunity Zone Highlights

Even before New York State designated 20 Capital Census Tracts as Opportunity Zones in 2018, half of them had growing populations and four in five had increasing ranks of employed residents. The federal Opportunity Zones community development program is now promising to build on that momentum and is already attracting

March 11 2019
General, Software/Gaming/IT

Capital Region’s Game Development Cluster Is Growing

Large studio employment up 5.6%, Strong demand among independent studios for game development incubator/game space ALBANY, NEW YORK – Large employers within the Capital Region’s video game development cluster have added 5.6 percent more jobs over the past year, and they are all poised to continue growing, according to a

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