July 14 2017
Economic Analysis, Employment/Workforce

Emerging Issues: Capital Region Demand for on-Demand (Freelance) Services

Region’s ranks of nonemployers grows slower than NY, US While businesses nationwide are increasingly utilizing on-demand services provided by independent contractors to perform work traditionally reserved for employees, new U.S. Census Bureau data indicates workers and employers in the eight-county region remain to favor traditional employment arrangements. Between 2012 and 2015, the region’s ranks of

July 14 2017
General, Regional/County Profiles

Where’s NY’s Fastest Growing City, Town and Village? Hint: In the Capital Region

The Capital Region pulled off a population hat trick in 2016, housing the state’s fastest-growing city, town and village on a year-over-year basis: Cohoes, Malta and Waterford, respectively, according to a Center for Economic Growth analysis of U.S. Census Bureau estimates. For a second consecutive year, Cohoes has ranked as New York’s fastest growing city,

July 14 2017
Economic Analysis, Manufacturing

Capital Region Leads NY in Growing Small Manufacturers

Rensselaer and Greene Counties make biggest gains of small manufacturers   Although large manufacturers with hundreds of employees have captured much of the spotlight in recent years, they represent only a sliver of the Capital Region’s manufacturing establishments. In fact, almost nine out of 10 (86.7 percent) manufacturing establishments throughout the region’s eight counties have

July 12 2017
General

President’s Message – July, 2017

First Year Forward It has truly been a remarkable year at the Center for Economic Growth (CEG). I am constantly amazed by the outpouring of support we’ve received from our partners in the business, academic, government and nonprofit communities. I’m also impressed by how much CEG has changed with a renewed mission and clear set

June 7 2017
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce

Capital Region’s STEM Pipeline is Flowing Faster

Science graduate student enrollment growth outpaces state, nation for postdocs The Capital Region’s pipeline of highly educated talent is expanding, with area colleges and universities enrolling science graduate students and postdoctorates at rates faster than those for state. Even more, area institutions are awarding greater numbers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees. Pipeline

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