November 15 2019
Manufacturing

Success Story: Vara Corporation Launches with assistance from CEG and Fuzehub

Company Profile: Vara Safety is the Latham, New York-based manufacturer of a biometric-controlled gun holster called Reach. Reach uses strategically placed biometrics to properly secure the handgun, and still allow immediate release. Reach units are designed to be mounted in your home, office or vehicle and are made of high-strength metal alloy. In 2015, after

October 3 2019
Manufacturing, News

MFG Day 2019: Capital Region Manufacturers Have Much to Celebrate

When the Capital Region celebrates Manufacturing Day this Oct 4, it will do so with an expanding manufacturing sector. Over the past five years the sector has grown by 8.1 percent, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of data from the New York State Department of Labor. Fastest-Growing Industries In 2018, there

September 16 2019
Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing

Capital Region Manufacturing Evolution

Area’s Drug Manufacturing Industry Becomes One of the Nation’s Largest The Capital Region’s pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing industry is rapidly becoming the one of the nation’s largest. In the past five years, the five-county Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area’s national ranking for jobs in this industry has climbed to 13th from 20th. Even more, the MSA’s

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, according to a Center for

December 5 2018
Clean Technology, Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing

NY’s Offshore Wind Push Could Boost Capital Region Ports and Manufacturers

With New York State pursuing one of the nation’s most ambitious plans for generating offshore wind (OSW), the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is working to position the Capital Region’s two water ports as facilities for the manufacturing and fabrication of OSW components. In January 2018, New York State released an Offshore Wind Master Plan

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