April 5 2017
Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing

Capital Region Has the Nation’s 5th Fastest-Growing MFG Sector Among 100 Largest MFG Metros

CEG BGS Helped Create and Retain 163 Jobs in 2016 Continuing to benefit from public and private investments in technology assets, the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in 2016 had the fifth fastest-growing manufacturing sector among the nation’s largest 100 manufacturing metros, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of U.S. Bureau of

March 7 2017
Trade/Transportation

Capital Region’s Logistics & Distribution Industry Boosted by Vessel Imports

Last year, the Albany, New York metro area increased imports carried by vessels, giving the Capital Region’s burgeoning logistics and distribution industry a boost, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau USA Trade Online data. Vessel Imports In 2016, 1.2 billion kilograms, or 1.3 million tons, of imports were unloaded

March 6 2017
Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals

Capital Region Doctors’ Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records Bodes Well for Population Health Technology Cluster

The Capital Region’s primary care providers who received federal assistance to adopt electronic health records (EHRs) are among the state’s strongest users of the technology, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of data from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC Health IT). According to ONC Health IT’s

March 6 2017
Manufacturing, R&D

Capital Region Nets the Greatest Share of Advanced Federal Technology Seed Funding in NYS

The Capital Region has emerged as New York’s leading recipient of advanced federal technology seed funding. Even more, the eight-county region in 2015 attracted significantly more Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program funding than the previous year, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of U.S. Small

February 8 2017
Software/IT

How a Tech Job Salary in Albany Beats Ones in San Francisco or NYC

Compared to smaller metros, big cities typically have bigger paychecks, especially when it comes to tech jobs. But bigger is not necessarily better – or more – in terms of buying power. This is something that professionals in tech fields should keep in mind when they are considering whether to work in large tech hubs,

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