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

August 8 2017
Economic Analysis, General

Capital Region Kept Pace with Peer Metros in 2016

The Capital Region’s economic performance in 2016 was on par with its peer metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) nationwide and bested all other comparable metros in upstate. Among 14 MSAs with similar populations and economies, the Capital Region ranked in the middle of them (8th) when their 2016 economic performance was scored by the Center for

August 8 2017
Economic Analysis, Employment/Workforce, General

Capital Region Continues to Attract Millennials

The Capital Region is increasingly being recognized as a hot spot for millennials, and particularly those fresh out of college or starting their professional careers. Forbes in June ranked Albany the nation’s 21st best city for young professionals, tying Atlanta. That followed ValuePenguin’s ranking of the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) as the nation’s sixth

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