CEG Economic Development Week in Review – September 4 – September 8, 2017
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CEG IN THE NEWS
CEG’s Kennedy Talks to the Business Review about Pursuing Amazon’s HQ2
Daily Gazette Highlights CEG Talent Connect’s Recruitment Efforts at Fort Drum
Times Union Reports on CEG-Sponsored Technology and Manufacturing Job Fair
Saratoga Today: CEG Helps SCPP Host Economic Developers
REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWS
Albany wins $1.4 million for clean energy projects
“The New York Power Authority has awarded $1.4 million to the city of Albany for three programs designed to cut its energy usage — including one that will tie 22 city buildings into a statewide energy monitoring center at SUNY Polytechnic Institute.
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and NYPA CEO Gil Quiniones announced the award Tuesday at the authority’s energy operations center inside SUNY Poly’s ZEN building. The 5,500 square-foot office monitors the real-time energy usage of 7,500 state-owned buildings through a program known as the New York Energy Manager.”
Machine shop planned for Wemple Road in Glenmont
“A 6,000 square-foot machine shop is being planned along Wemple Road in Glenmont.
The proposed site is located along a mostly undeveloped area near the train tracks and the union laborers training center.”
Saratoga IT company prepares for major growth with new help center
“Steadfast IT, a technology company founded by serial entrepreneur Craig Skevington in Saratoga Springs, New York, has created a new customer service center that responds to customers’ IT problems faster and more efficiently.
The service, called SOS Center, is critical to Skevington’s plans to expand the business outside of the Albany area. SteadfastIT provides IT infrastructure and support for small to medium-sized companies.”
Taking flight at Albany airport: The numbers behind the $760 million economic engine
“Albany International Airport is the second-largest airport in upstate New York. What does that mean for the region?
For one, it’s a destination. Last year, 1.4 million people got on a plane in Albany. It’s also a center of commerce: More than 100,000 tons of cargo came through the airport in 2016.”