December 6 2017

Where Capital Region Exports Are Growing

Last year, the Capital Region  made significant inroads in exporting merchandise to several world regions, particularly South America, Central America, the Middle East and Africa, according to a Center for Economic Growth analysis of International Trade Administration (ITA) data. Fastest-Growing Export Regions In 2016, Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) merchandise exports totaled $4.1 billion*. Among

December 6 2017
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce

Capital Region’s Women STEM Talent Pipeline Outperforms US

Technology companies interested in eliminating the gender gap within their ranks of technical workers will find an unmatched talent pipeline in the Capital Region. Over the last three years area colleges and universities have awarded undergraduate and graduate STEM degrees to women at a higher rate than the nation, according to a Center for Economic

November 16 2017
Creative/Agriculture/Food, Manufacturing, Tourism

Capital Region’s Craft Beverage Industry Is Brewing

8 Counties House 90+ Breweries, Distilleries, Cideries and Wineries Five years after New York State launched an initiative to expand its ranks of craft beverage producers through the introduction of a license for farm breweries and later for farm cideries, that industry is thriving in the Capital Region. In fact, throughout the eight counties there

November 16 2017
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce, General

Capital Region Cities Emerge as Young Professional Magnets

Amazon’s nationwide search for a site for a $5 billion second headquarters (HQ2) – where it plans to employ up to 50,000 full-time employees – is emphasizing the importance of metros not only creating creating talent but retaining it as well. And that is something Capital Region cities are doing better than most of their

October 13 2017

President’s Message – October, 2017

More and more Capital Region businesses, nonprofits and government agencies are recognizing the need for a regional economic development organization to accelerate the growth of our economy and ensure prosperity reaches all of its eight counties. We continue to exceed our $6 million “Accelerate” capital campaign and are proud to announce the most recent companies

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