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

February 13 2018
Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing, Software/IT

Capital Region’s Creative Industries Are Impacting the Economy

Download Flyer As the Capital Region looks to expand its creative economy, the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is working in many of its hottest industries to maximize their economic contributions throughout the eight counties. CEG this winter is partnering with the Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy (ACE) to highlight the diversity, size and

November 16 2017
News, Software/IT

Success Story: Dumbstruck Strengthens Pitch after VentureB, Scores Investment

In November 2016, the Schenectady startup Dumbstruck was preparing to embark on a venture round to further its transition from a social media messaging app firm to a market research analytics firm. By then Dumbstruck CEO and Co-founder Peter Allegretti had already gained valuable experience pitching his technology to investors from Silicon Valley to New

February 8 2017

How a Tech Job Salary in Albany Beats Ones in San Francisco or NYC

Compared to smaller metros, big cities typically have bigger paychecks, especially when it comes to tech jobs. But bigger is not necessarily better – or more – in terms of buying power. This is something that professionals in tech fields should keep in mind when they are considering whether to work in large tech hubs,

December 20 2016

How Albany Landed Behind Silicon Valley on the List of Best Places to Find a Job in Technology

U.S. News and World Reports last fall raised eyebrows when it named Albany the nation’s third best place to find a job in technology, right behind San Francisco and San Jose (i.e., Silicon Valley). Even the ranking organization was surprised by this, saying, “Albany isn’t likely to come to mind as a leading technology center,

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