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CEG’s Kennedy says Capital Region ready for biotech push

  Times Union   By: Larry Rulison   The Capital Region’s top economic development executive says the area is uniquely positioned to take advantage of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s massive life sciences and biotechnology push this year that includes $450 million in spending on the fast-growing sector. “Our region’s concentration of biotech companies, such as (General […]

Cuomo wants to spend big on life sciences, a growing industry in Albany

  Albany Business Review   By: Michael DeMasi   Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to spend $150 million on a “life sciences laboratory public health initiative,” part of a broader push at supporting an industry that attracts $2 billion in federal research grants to New York — third-highest of any state — but translates into relatively […]

Area ranks at top for research

  Times Union   By: Eric Anderson   Albany – The Capital Region fares well in a new analysis by the Albany-based Center for Economic Growth looking at the role university research and development plays in the local economy. The analysis, covering 2011 to 2015, measures total university R&D spending, R&D spending per worker and […]

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