March 8 2018
Trade/Transportation

Albany Area Port Imports Climb to 15-Year High

Imports last year continued to gain steam at Albany area ports, climbing to a 15-year high. In 2017, area ports registered imports with a vessel shipping weight totaling 1.3 million kilograms, up 6.2 percent from 2016 and up 94 percent from five years earlier. The ports’ total imported shipping weight last year was the highest

February 14 2018
Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing

Capital Region Researchers Drive Drug Discovery for Dozens of U.S. Biotech Firms

As Regeneron Pharmaceuticals helps reshape the Capital Region’s manufacturing landscape, we are also seeing local scientists making their mark in the drug discovery industry. Over the past three years, Capital Region inventors have aided nearly 70 companies and institutions obtain more than 150 patents for drugs, biological compositions and other body-treating compositions, according to a

February 13 2018
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce

Capital Region’s Educational Attainment Rate Climbs

New U.S. Census Bureau statistics show the Capital Region got smarter in 2016. The eight-county region’s ranks of adults at least 25 years old and with a bachelor’s degree or higher over the year increased by an estimated 2.4 percent to 251,637. That means 33.5 percent of the region’s adults had a bachelor’s or higher,

February 13 2018
Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing, Software/IT

Capital Region’s Creative Industries Are Impacting the Economy

Download Flyer As the Capital Region looks to expand its creative economy, the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is working in many of its hottest industries to maximize their economic contributions throughout the eight counties. CEG this winter is partnering with the Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy (ACE) to highlight the diversity, size and

February 9 2018
General

CEG Economic Development Week in Review – January 22 – January 26, 2018

  Stay up-to-date on business and economic development happenings in the Capital Region with the CEG Economic Development Week in Review. Don’t miss out on the developments that are transforming the region by following us on: CEG IN THE NEWS Upstate Magazine: HVCC, CEG help to build strong manufacturing worker base  REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWS

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