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

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,

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

November 12 2018
Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing

Manufacturing Careers in the Capital Region

The Capital Region’s manufacturing sector employed more than 34,000 workers in 2017 and is projected to add nearly 2,800 over the next 10 years. That 7 percent increase in manufacturing employment far outpaces projections for the nation (0 percent) and state (-5 percent), according to estimates from Economic Modeling Specialists

October 11 2018
Economic Analysis, Manufacturing, Regional/County Profiles

Growth in the Capital Region’s Mining Industry

The Capital Region’s mining industry has become the area’s fastest-growing sector and the largest of its kind in the state in terms of jobs. Mining Jobs Averaging 959 employees in 2017, the eight-county region’s mining sector has grown by 40.6 percent over the past five years. During that time, employment

October 3 2018
Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing

Celebrating the Capital Region’s Manufacturing Industries

As Manufacturing Day is celebrated this Oct. 5, it is important to remember that while large manufacturers, such as General Electric, GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, have helped turn the Capital Region into a thriving manufacturing metro, they are not alone in making the area stand out on the national level.

August 8 2018
Economic Analysis, Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing, Regional/County Profiles

The Capital Region’s 2017 Economic Performance

The Capital Region’s annual job growth was on par with its 10 peer economic regions in 2017. Although the peer regions had lower unemployment rates than the Capital Region, they are also dealing with more austere labor force shortages and greater wage inflation, according to a Center for Economic Growth

July 18 2018
Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing

Capital Region Manufacturing Employment Reached 16-Year High in 2017

Employment in the Capital Region’s manufacturing sector last year climbed to its highest level since 2001. In 2017, the eight-county region’s manufacturers drove a 1.6 percent annual net jobs gain to an annual average of 34,322. Employment was up 7.6 percent from five years earlier, according to a Center for

June 6 2018
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing, News

KeyBank Foundation Awards CEG $250K to Expand MFG Training Programs at HVCC, SCCC

Media Contact James Schlett Center for Economic Growth Director of Research and Communications 518-465-8975 X221 | jamess@ceg.org CEG, partners are bridging the skills gap as Capital Region manufacturing employment reaches 16-year high ALBANY, NEW YORK – As employment in the Capital Region’s manufacturing sector climbs to a 16-year high, KeyBank

March 15 2018
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing, News

Apprenticeship program designed to boost manufacturing workforce

Daily Gazette By: John Cropley Schools, economic development agencies collaborate to cut red tape COLONIE — Capital Region manufacturers having trouble finding skilled workers can now get help through a new apprenticeship program. The Center for Economic Growth is partnering with the Manufacturers Association of New York on the initiative

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