June 7 2017
Clean Technology, R&D

Brookings: Albany Metro Generates 2nd Most Wind Patents in US, 14th Most Solar

Area is a prolific producer of advanced (nano) green materials patents Cleantech innovation is blowing strong in the Albany–Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA), with a new Brookings Institution report showing local inventors generated the second greatest amount of wind energy patents in the nation between 2011 and 2016. The area also outshined most metros in

May 3 2017
Economic Analysis, Population Health Technology

Albany-Schenectady-Troy Metro Has Nation’s 13th Lowest Uninsured Rate for under 65 Population

The Capital Region has emerged as national leader in the effort to reduce the ranks of uninsured Americans under 65 years old. In 2015, the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had the 13th lowest uninsured rate among more than 380 metros nationwide, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau

May 3 2017
Economic Analysis

Capital Region Population Growth Holds Steady

The Capital Region last year avoided the steep population losses that afflicted the majority of New York’s regions, but it did so by increasingly relying on international migration. In 2016, the eight-county Capital Region had an estimated population of 1,085,386, marking flat growth from the previous year (-13 people) and a 0.2 percent increase over

May 1 2017
Education/Training, Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, R&D

Capital Region Becomes a Hotbed for Materials Engineering

Albany Has One of Nation’s Highest Concentrations of Material Engineers, is No. 1 for University Materials & Metallurgical R&D With the continued growth of the semiconductor industry, the Capital Region has become a magnet for materials engineers. The Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) now has the nation’s 8th highest concentration of materials engineers among metros

April 6 2017
Clean Technology

Capital Region Emerges as Upstate NY’s Top Non-Residential Solar Power Generator

CEG Launches Campaign to Solarize Manufacturers Non-residential solar projects have turned the Capital Region into one of the brightest spots in New York’s clean energy industry. The eight-county region leads upstate in not only the number of completed non-residential solar systems but also in the amount of power they can generate, according to a Center

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