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March 31, 2016
New leader named for Center of Economic Growth

Saratogian ALBANY >> The Center for Economic Growth has announced its selection of Andrew Kennedy as its new leader. Beginning July 1, 2016. Kennedy will take over the helm of the regional economic and business development organization from Michael Hickey, who has been serving as the Interim President and CEO since July 1, 2015 following […]


Center for Economic Growth selects next president

Albany Business Review By: Megan Rogers Andrew Kennedy is the next president and CEO of Center for Economic Growth. The hiring was approved by the board of directors today. Kennedy will begin July 1. He is currently the deputy director of state operations for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “I’m very excited about the role here with […]


New CEG leader is top Cuomo aide Andrew Kennedy

Times Union By Eric Anderson Andrew Kennedy, a member of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s inner circle who has deep government and economic development experience, is the new president and CEO of the Albany-based Center for Economic Growth. Kennedy, deputy director for state operations, will assume the post July 1. He succeeds Mike  Hickey, the former software executive who left […]


Andrew Kennedy Named Next President & CEO of the Center for Economic Growth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 31, 2016 Albany, NY – The Center for Economic Growth (CEG)’s Board of Directors has selected Andrew Kennedy as the new President & CEO of the Center for Economic Growth, beginning July 1, 2016. Kennedy will take over the helm of the regional economic and business development organization from Michael Hickey, […]


March 23, 2016
CEG Interim President and CEO Michael Hickey to Deliver Tully Lecture

ALBANY (March 23, 2016) — The College of Saint Rose Huether School of Business presents a talk by Michael Hickey, interim president and CEO of the Capital Region’s Center for Economic Growth, on the region’s growth potential through its Capital 20.20 economic development strategy. Hickey’s lecture is the 16th Peter M. Tully Endowed Lecture in […]


March 15, 2016
Panel discusses Siena business survey

Times Union By: Lindsay Ellis Panel members discussed the results of the 9th Annual Upstate New York Business Leaders Survey, which the Siena Research Institute conducted, in front of about 85 attendees of a Tuesday morning event at the Desmond Hotel. Sponsored by the Business Council of New York State, the survey asked state CEOs about their projections for […]


March 8, 2016
Upstate NY CEOs’ top concerns: Workforce development, health care regulations, data security

Albany Business Review By: Megan Rogers Finding a qualified workforce, addressing data security and managing health care costs are among the top concerns for CEOs in the Albany, New York, region. That’s according to an annual survey of upstate business leaders from the Siena College Research Institute. “Even though our unemployment is at 4.4 percent, […]


Survey: Business leaders less optimistic about upstate economy

The Record By: Lauren Halligan COLONIE >> The Capital Region’s business leaders went inside the numbers of an annual economic survey Tuesday, shedding light on what the future may hold for upstate businesses in 2016. “Inside the Numbers: Business Leaders Insights,” a presentation and panel discussion, was hosted by the Center for Economic Growth at […]


February 19, 2016
Tech Valley Connect winds down operations, moves services to Center for Economic Growth

Albany Business Review By: Megan Rogers The services Tech Valley Connect provided GlobalFoundries, Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp., KeyBank and other businesses to boost employee recruitment and retention are now offered by the Center for Economic Growth. Tech Valley Connect is winding down operations after six years of helping new employees at Albany area businesses and their […]


February 18, 2016
Redfeather, ChugaChaga to present at Venture Bplan

Times Union By: Lindsay Ellis   Two startups with local ties will pitch to investors at next week’s Venture Bplan event at the RPI Heffner Alumni House. Redfeather Green Energy Development, Inc. creates energy-efficient project portfolios for businesses in the Caribbean. The company is based in Saratoga Springs. ChugaChaga aims to sell a line of teas that are […]


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