February 8 2017
Education/Training

How Smart is the Capital Region? It Ranks 13th in the NE for Degree Attainment

It Ranks 13th in the NE for Degree Attainment More College Grads Needed to Rival Major Tech Hubs As New York State continues to identify ways to attract more college graduates to upstate, the Capital Region already has a head start in developing a high concentration of very educated workers – one of the highest

January 25 2017
General

Capital Region Vehicle Registrations Shift into High Gear

The Capital Region’s economic engine continues to run strong, with the number of standard (passenger) vehicles registered in 2015 growing at the second fastest annual rate among of the state’s 10 regions, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of recently released New York State Department of Motor Vehicles data.   Vehicle registrations

January 20 2017
R&D

Study IDs Top Northeast Metros for University R&D Spending

New York City, Philadelphia and Boston have long been recognized as the Northeast’s leading research and development hubs, partly because of their concentration of prestigious higher education institutions. However, universities in a handful of smaller metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) throughout the region are actually more intensely engaging in R&D activities. When the size of employment

January 3 2017
R&D

Gaming Gives Capital Region’s NIH Award Haul a Boost

With the help of its software gaming industry, the Capital Region received 9.5 percent more in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding last fiscal year, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of new data from the federal agency. In fiscal 2016, Capital Region academic institutions, companies and nonprofits received 136 NIH Awards

December 20 2016
Software/IT

How Albany Landed Behind Silicon Valley on the List of Best Places to Find a Job in Technology

U.S. News and World Reports last fall raised eyebrows when it named Albany the nation’s third best place to find a job in technology, right behind San Francisco and San Jose (i.e., Silicon Valley). Even the ranking organization was surprised by this, saying, “Albany isn’t likely to come to mind as a leading technology center,

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