September 16 2019
Employment/Workforce

Wage Growth in Albany and Saratoga Counties

Both Albany and Saratoga counties are regularly outperforming the majority of large U.S. counties when it comes to the growth of average weekly wages, according to a Center for Economic Growth Analysis of new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wage Growth Performance In Q1 2019, Albany County’s average annual weekly wage was $1,142,

September 13 2019
Advanced Materials, R&D

The Research Connection – September 2019: Advanced Materials Edition

Featured R&D projects: Startup aims to advance the 3D printing of high-performance ceramics Binghamton to acquire advanced materials research tool Using nanotechnology to optimize ceramics, alloys, and composites Exploring the properties of photonic nanostructures Bio-industrial Materials Institute (BMI): Sustainable Materials Development Mycelium based biocomposites and foams High efficiency fiber reinforced isogrid structures New Materials Support

August 15 2019
Creative/Agriculture/Food, Employment/Workforce

Capital Region’s “Gig” Economy Grows

Boosted by the introduction of ridesharing to upstate, as well as a stronger real estate market and creative economy, the Capital Region’s ranks of independent contractors increased by 5.4 percent between 2013 and 2017. The economic impact of these mostly self-employed or freelance workers, also referred to as “nonemployer establishments,” grew even more, increasing by

August 15 2019
General, Regional/County Profiles

3 Capital Region Counties Among NY’s Top 10 for Growing Young Adults

The Capital Region is one of only three state economic development regions that has maintained its ranks of young adults grow over the last five years – and New York City is not one of them. In fact, out of New York’s 62 counties, only 17 grew their young adult populations between 2014 and 2018

August 15 2019
R&D

Capital Region Businesses spend more than $1B on R&D Annually

The Capital Region is one of less than 50 metro areas nationwide where businesses spend more than $1 billion on R&D annually, according to new data from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES). R&D Spending In 2015, businesses in the five-county Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) spent $1.256 billion on R&D. Of

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