October 6 2017
Manufacturing

Capital Region Manufacturing Evolves: Continued Growth of Chemical-Based Manufacturing

As the Capital Region celebrates Manufacturing Month this October, it will do so at a time when that sector is larger and economically more impactful than it has been in years. Illustrative of the dynamic changes the sector has undergone over the past 10 years, chemical manufacturing in 2016 unseated machinery manufacturing as the region’s

September 8 2017
General, Regional/County Profiles

Capital Region’s Minority Population Grows, Fastest in Saratoga and Warren Counties

The Capital Region’s minority population has grown by 11.5 percent over the past five years and it is increasing most rapidly in Saratoga and Warren counties. Minorities already represent a quarter of the population of one county in the region and a second is on track to cross that mark in the near future, according

September 8 2017
General, Manufacturing, Trade/Transportation

Global Trade Opportunities in the Capital Region

Despite a strong U.S. dollar (USD) and weaker global demand, Capital Region exports held steady in 2016, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of new Brookings Institution estimates. Exports throughout the eight counties last year totaled $5.978 billion, up 7.3 percent from five years earlier. Impacting that growth was the U.S. dollar’s

September 7 2017
Employment/Workforce

CEG Ramps Up Efforts to Recruit Highly Skilled Workers

The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is expanding its workforce development efforts to ensure even more service members ending their military careers outside the eight counties find educational or employment opportunities within them. Fort Drum Recruitment Efforts On Aug. 30, staff from Talent Connect, CEG’s skilled worker attraction and retention program, set up soldier recruitment

August 29 2017
Clean Technology, Manufacturing

Solar Energy is Saving Over 4,567 New York Businesses Money Every Day

As of January 2017, over 4,567 New York businesses have installed solar energy. They have all taken non-value added space and transformed it into real-estate that is lowering energy costs. Business leaders are choosing solar to cut costs, help their bottom line and plan for the future.  The sharp decline in pricing and increasing cost

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