August 15 2019
General, Regional/County Profiles

3 Capital Region Counties Among NY’s Top 10 for Growing Young Adults

The Capital Region is one of only three state economic development regions that has maintained its ranks of young adults grow over the last five years – and New York City is not one of them. In fact, out of New York’s 62 counties, only 17 grew their young adult populations between 2014 and 2018

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) analysis of new U.S. Census

May 10 2019
Population Health Technology, Regional/County Profiles

Capital Region is NY’s 2nd Fastest-Growing Region

The Capital Region again was state’s second-fastest growing region in 2018. The eight-county region last year had a population of 1,084,941, up 248 from the previous year. The only region with stronger year-over-year growth was the Mid-Hudson Region at 0.1 percent, according to a Center for Economic Growth analysis of new U.S. Census Bureau data.

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 millions of dollars in private

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 in the region’s sector surpassed

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