March 8 2018
Clean Technology, General

CEG SolarGEN Helps SKS Bottle & Packaging Incorporate Solar Energy saving them $70,000 annually

SKS Bottle & Packaging, Inc. is a 31-year-old supplier of containers and caps to small and large businesses. The company’s innovative “kit” packs of plastic bottles and glass jars have become very popular among its customers in the beverage, medicinal, personal care, cosmetic and other industries and have fueled robust growth. That recently prompted SKS

March 8 2018
Clean Technology

Capital Region Small-Scale Commercial Solar Projects Increased in 2017

The Capital Region last year saw its biggest annual surge in the amount of solar power generation capacity from newly completed small commercial projects. Throughout the eight-county region in 2017, developers completed 106 small commercial projects with a total installed solar power generation capacity of 13,571 kilowatts. That represented a 58.2 percent increase in completions

March 8 2018
Trade/Transportation

Albany Area Port Imports Climb to 15-Year High

Imports last year continued to gain steam at Albany area ports, climbing to a 15-year high. In 2017, area ports registered imports with a vessel shipping weight totaling 1.3 million kilograms, up 6.2 percent from 2016 and up 94 percent from five years earlier. The ports’ total imported shipping weight last year was the highest

February 14 2018
Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing

Capital Region Researchers Drive Drug Discovery for Dozens of U.S. Biotech Firms

As Regeneron Pharmaceuticals helps reshape the Capital Region’s manufacturing landscape, we are also seeing local scientists making their mark in the drug discovery industry. Over the past three years, Capital Region inventors have aided nearly 70 companies and institutions obtain more than 150 patents for drugs, biological compositions and other body-treating compositions, according to a

February 13 2018
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce

Capital Region’s Educational Attainment Rate Climbs

New U.S. Census Bureau statistics show the Capital Region got smarter in 2016. The eight-county region’s ranks of adults at least 25 years old and with a bachelor’s degree or higher over the year increased by an estimated 2.4 percent to 251,637. That means 33.5 percent of the region’s adults had a bachelor’s or higher,

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