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November 16, 2016
At VentureB, startups show evolution of tech market

Times Union By: Larry Rullison Two firms discuss how business has changed Troy – Two local startup companies invited to the Center for Economic Growth’s VentureB event at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy on Tuesday showed the Capital Region’s technology economy is not only growing — it’s also rapidly evolving. For instance, while RPI is […]


November 10, 2016
Capital Region Gives Silicon Valley a Run for Its Money in National Rankings

For Immediate Release NY Loves Nanotech partners go to major semiconductor event ALBANY, N.Y. – The Capital Region’s technology sector is increasingly giving Silicon Valley a run for its money in national rankings. On top of U.S. News and World Reports’ recent ranking of  Albany as the No. 3 “Best Place to Find a Job […]


October 29, 2016
Sharing a culture in a new home

Times Union By Leigh Hornbeck Influx of immigrants from Asia into Capital Region brings efforts to help make newcomers feel welcome BollyX. Cilantro at Walmart. Competition on the badminton court at the Guilderland YMCA. A steady lineup of Bollywood movies at Crossgates. These things, and much else, have arrived in the Capital Region thanks to […]


October 24, 2016
Forum addresses Brexit’s effects on New York

CBS6 By: WRGB Staff   ALBANY — New York does billions of dollars in business with companies in Great Britain. With UK citizens voting to leave the European Union, there are a lot of questions about what impact Brexit may have on business relations. View coverage


State exports seen as safe from Brexit downdraft

Times Union By Brian Nearing Trade official said no reason to be fearful right now Colonie – Carol Brower’s electronics company near Oneonta has been exporting to the United Kingdom for some three decades. What impact might that country’s decision to leave the European Union have on her business? “I am not sure, I wish […]


October 21, 2016
Center for Economic Growth creates new strategy to boost private sector

Albany Business Review By: Robin Cooper The Center for Economic Growth has raised $3.7 million over the past six weeks as the organization positions itself to recruit more companies to the Albany, New York region. The nonprofit economic development group, which helped attract computer chip maker GlobalFoundries to the area a decade ago, is raising […]


October 20, 2016
Media Advisory: Brexit’s Impact on the Capital Region’s Manufacturing Sector

Tech Valley Global Business Network to host event examining the impact on the Capital Region’s economy ALBANY, N.Y. – The United Kingdom’s separation from the European Union will pose challenges for manufacturers in New York – especially many in the Capital Region. The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) and the Capital Region Chamber are collaborating […]


CEG Unveils $6 Million Initiative to ‘Accelerate’ the Region’s Economic Future

More than half of goal raised ALBANY, N.Y. – At  the 2016 annual meeting of the Center for Economic Growth on Thursday, the business and economic development organization’s new president and CEO, Andrew S. Kennedy, announced a $6 million, 11-county, “Accelerate” initiative to advance the economic growth of the Capital Region. Accelerate is a five-year campaign […]


Rivers CEO spells out benefits of casino on Capital Region

The Daily Gazette By: Brett Samuels Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady is on track for a February opening, Rush Street Gaming CEO Greg Carlin told members of the local business community on Thursday. Speaking at the Center for Economic Growth’s annual meeting, Carlin laid out the benefits and expected positive impact of the casino […]


October 12, 2016
NY Fed president visits Albany on tour of upstate New York

Albany Business Review By: Chelsea Diana The growth of technology and manufacturing in Albany has been the bright spot in upstate New York’s economy. To see what is working in this region as the rest of upstate fails to bounce back from the 2008 recession, William C. Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of […]


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