November 15 2019
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce

The Capital Region’s Brain Gain

The Capital Region is leading the state in growing its ranks of adults with bachelor’s and associate’s degrees over the past five years, according to a Center for Economic Growth analysis of U.S. Census Bureau five-year estimates. Educational Attainment by Degree In 2017, the eight-county region had 142,092 adults 25 years and older with a

November 15 2019
Creative/Agriculture/Food

Producers Pour into Capital Region’s Craft Beverage Industry

Craft beverage producers continue to pour into the Capital Region, with the number of breweries, distilleries, wineries, cideries and meaderies throughout the eight counties increasing by 22 percent since the Center for Economic Growth’s last survey of the industry in fall 2017. Industry Growth As of mid-October, there were 111 craft beverage producers with active

October 17 2019
Tourism

Travel Spending in the Capital Region Jumps 6%

Visitors to the Capital Region spent 6.1 percent, or $175.7 million, more in 2018 than the previous year, bringing their total spending to $3.05 billion. Taking into account state and local taxes, their economic impact in the eight-county region was even greater, totaling $3.42 billion, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of

October 17 2019
Employment/Workforce, Population Health Technology, Regional/County Profiles

Which States and Counties Are Sending the Most People to the Capital Region?

Tech and Navy hubs are major contributors to region’s population A county containing a large U.S. Navy base in South Carolina and two more counties with major tech hubs in Arizona and Massachusetts are sending more population “flows,” or movers, to the Capital Region than any other outside of New York, according to a Center

September 16 2019
Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing

Capital Region Manufacturing Evolution

Area’s Drug Manufacturing Industry Becomes One of the Nation’s Largest The Capital Region’s pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing industry is rapidly becoming the one of the nation’s largest. In the past five years, the five-county Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area’s national ranking for jobs in this industry has climbed to 13th from 20th. Even more, the MSA’s

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