March 6 2017
Manufacturing, R&D

Capital Region Nets the Greatest Share of Advanced Federal Technology Seed Funding in NYS

The Capital Region has emerged as New York’s leading recipient of advanced federal technology seed funding. Even more, the eight-county region in 2015 attracted significantly more Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program funding than the previous year, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of U.S. Small

February 8 2017
Software/IT

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,

February 8 2017
Education/Training

How Smart is the Capital Region? It Ranks 13th in the NE for Degree Attainment

It Ranks 13th in the NE for Degree Attainment More College Grads Needed to Rival Major Tech Hubs As New York State continues to identify ways to attract more college graduates to upstate, the Capital Region already has a head start in developing a high concentration of very educated workers – one of the highest

January 25 2017
General

Capital Region Vehicle Registrations Shift into High Gear

The Capital Region’s economic engine continues to run strong, with the number of standard (passenger) vehicles registered in 2015 growing at the second fastest annual rate among of the state’s 10 regions, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of recently released New York State Department of Motor Vehicles data.   Vehicle registrations

January 20 2017
R&D

Study IDs Top Northeast Metros for University R&D Spending

New York City, Philadelphia and Boston have long been recognized as the Northeast’s leading research and development hubs, partly because of their concentration of prestigious higher education institutions. However, universities in a handful of smaller metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) throughout the region are actually more intensely engaging in R&D activities. When the size of employment

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