January 11 2018

Success Story: Talent Connect Serves as Professional Networking ‘Lynchpin’ for Spouse of new RPI VP

      Capital Region newcomers Richie and Bruce Hunter In June of 2016, Bruce and Richie Hunter moved from Houston to Rensselaer County after Richie was appointed as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Vice President of Strategic Communications and External Relations. Having previously lived in Colorado and California, the Hunters were accustomed to transplanting their family,

January 10 2018
Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals, R&D

Capital Region Federal Life Sciences Grants Reach 4-Year High

Wadsworth Center scores most funding since FY2012 As New York State launched a $650 million initiative to grow its life sciences cluster, Capital Region academic institutions, nonprofits and private firms in fiscal 2017 netted their largest haul of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds in four years. Regionwide, NIH awarded 124 grants totaling $54.6 million,

December 7 2017

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

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

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