March 7 2018
News

Economic Development Month in Review: February 2018

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 region. To learn about more

March 7 2018
News

Momentum on side of local video game cluster

Times Union By: Larry Rulison Troy A new study by the Center for Economic Growth in Albany found that the Capital Region’s video game development industry has grown to 14 studios that employ 352 people, making it one of the larger sectors of the local creative economy. The study comes as CEG staff are preparing

March 7 2018
News

Vicarious Visions head: We need diversity in our video games, and our ranks (Video)

Albany Business Review By: Mike DeSocio and Andrew Roiter The average video gamer these days is not a boy in high school, as you might imagine – it’s a 35-year-old, and more likely to be a woman, according to the Entertainment Software Association. Jennifer Oneal is keenly aware of that, and she’s leading her video

March 7 2018
Employment/Workforce, News, Software/IT

Video Game Development Cluster Becomes a Force in Capital Region’s Creative Economy

CEG’s first-of-its-kind regional survey finds cluster employs 350+, majority of studios are hiring The Capital Region’s video game development cluster has become a recognized force in the local creative economy and is poised to get bigger, with a majority of studios reporting hiring plans for the next 12 months, according to the findings of a

March 6 2018
News

Capital Region’s creative economy on display during roundtable discussion

The Saratogian By: Lauren Halligan SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.>>The Spa City community joined a region-wide conversation about the creative economy this week as it rolled through the Hall of Springs on a roundtable discussion tour. More than 100 attendees came to the Monday night event, at which participants learned about the Capital Region’s creative economy and

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