October 13 2017
Employment/Workforce

Capital Region Leads New York in Labor Force Participation

The Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is leading the state in getting the greatest share of working-aged adults into its labor force, but their participation in it has fallen to its lowest level in seven years, according to a Center for Economic Growth analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Overview In 2015, 80 percent of

October 13 2017
Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing

Improving Management Practices for Capital Region Manufacturers

CEG and Fuzehub to launch webinar on “Making Management Work” New York’s manufacturing sector is lagging behind a majority of states when it comes to utilizing management systems, which take lean business practices to the next level by ensuring maximum value and creation and thorough alignment with organizational strategic objectives. With a recent study showing

October 13 2017
Manufacturing

Success Story: Unilux Advanced Manufacturing Recaptures Market Share and Realizes More Than $1.2 Million in Impacts with CEG BGS

For over 38 years Unilux Advanced Manufacturing has been making watertube and firetube boilers used by energy service companies and various facilities, including commercial and industrial buildings, high-rise residential towers, hospitals, military installations and schools. Unilux’s “bread-and-butter boiler is the Unilux “W” Series water boilers. Like all of its boilers, it carries a 25-year warranty,

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

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