December 7 2017
R&D

Capital Region Academic R&D Spending Rose 5.4% in FY2016

Region is the Northeast’s 8th Biggest and 6th Most Intense Spender on University Innovation   Academic research and development expenditures at Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) higher education institutions increased over the year by more than $28 million, or 5.4 percent. In fiscal 2016, eight local colleges and universities spent a total $562.4 million on

December 6 2017
General

Success Story: Capital Region 2017 Rankings Roundup

In 2017, Capital Region towns, cities and counties were listed in two dozen statewide and nationwide rankings, which recognized their outstanding economic performance and quality of life. Some notable rankings included the appearance of Albany on ZipRecruiter’s Fastest-Growing Tech Towns (4th), the Hudson micropolitan statistical area (µSA) on the National Center for Arts Research’s Most

December 6 2017
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing

Career Change Opportunities Abound with Capital Region Manufacturers

New HVCC program opens pathways to manufacturing careers Manufacturing is increasingly appearing as an attractive option for Capital Region residents interested in changing careers, particularly those in the retail trade sector. Not only is the region’s manufacturing sector outperforming the nation and state in terms of employment growth, its entry-level occupations are generally higher paying

December 6 2017
Trade/Transportation

Where Capital Region Exports Are Growing

Last year, the Capital Region  made significant inroads in exporting merchandise to several world regions, particularly South America, Central America, the Middle East and Africa, according to a Center for Economic Growth analysis of International Trade Administration (ITA) data. Fastest-Growing Export Regions In 2016, Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) merchandise exports totaled $4.1 billion*. Among

December 6 2017
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce

Capital Region’s Women STEM Talent Pipeline Outperforms US

Technology companies interested in eliminating the gender gap within their ranks of technical workers will find an unmatched talent pipeline in the Capital Region. Over the last three years area colleges and universities have awarded undergraduate and graduate STEM degrees to women at a higher rate than the nation, according to a Center for Economic

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