December 10 2019
News

Success Story: Capital Region 2019 Rankings Roundup

In 2019, the Capital Region continued to attract national acclaim for the strength of its economy, abundance of job opportunities, cultural vibrancy, and affordability. Its ranking on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Places to Live list moved up to 28th from 39th the previous year. Other notable rankings included

December 6 2019
News

Week in Review: December 2 – December 6, 2019

  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 Chronogram: A Village Awakens: Catskill   Times Union SEEN: Center

December 5 2019
Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals, R&D

Pharma Industry Funds 100s of Drug Clinical Trials in Capital Region

The pharmaceutical industry has started conducting hundreds of clinical trials at Capital Region medical facilities in recent years, and more drug testing is expected as the local Life Sciences Cluster vastly expands with several multimillion-dollar projects. Emerging Clinical Trial Support Assets The pharmaceutical industry funded 342 clinical trials for drug

December 5 2019
News

Economic Development Month in Review: November, 2019

For the Top Economic Development News of the Month, CEG selects news articles about projects or developments that promise to improve and/or transform the Capital Region’s economy, particularly those that related to manufacturing and initiatives outlined in, Capital 20.20, a five-year, multi-pronged plan for bringing economic prosperity to the entire

December 5 2019
Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals, R&D

Capital Region Academic Life Sciences R&D Surges

R&D spending on life sciences increased by nearly 18 percent to $126.7 million in fiscal 2018. That was a four-year high for local R&D spending in that field, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of new data from the Nation Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. The

December 2 2019
General, News

Week in Review: November 25 – November 29, 2019

  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 Business Review: Preparing for AI: Albany leaders highlight need for

November 22 2019
General, News

Week in Review: November 18 – November 22, 2019

  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: REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWS GE Research, Siena College working together on the next innovation

November 15 2019
Manufacturing

Success Story: Vara Corporation Launches with assistance from CEG and Fuzehub

Company Profile: Vara Safety is the Latham, New York-based manufacturer of a biometric-controlled gun holster called Reach. Reach uses strategically placed biometrics to properly secure the handgun, and still allow immediate release. Reach units are designed to be mounted in your home, office or vehicle and are made of high-strength

November 15 2019
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce

STEM Degree Awards Edge up in the Capital Region

Capital Region colleges and universities made impressive gains in computer and physical sciences degree awards in 2018, while overall STEM degree growth slightly increased in the eight counties, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis on new data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.  STEM Growth Last

November 15 2019
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce

The Capital Region’s Brain Gain

The Capital Region is leading the state in growing its ranks of adults with bachelor’s and associate’s degrees over the past five years, according to a Center for Economic Growth analysis of U.S. Census Bureau five-year estimates. Educational Attainment by Degree In 2017, the eight-county region had 142,092 adults 25

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