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August 21, 2014
Does the Northway need another exit?

Times Union by Eric Anderson Will Northway Exit 11A be built? Will local roads be expanded? Might alternatives to commuting by car be needed? These are some of the questions a $500,000 study of traffic in Saratoga County, funded by National Grid, Saratoga County, the Towns of Malta and Stillwater, the Saratoga County Industrial Development […]


National Grid, Center for Economic Growth, GlobalFoundries, Saratoga County and Others Announce $500,000 Traffic Study for Saratoga County

Effective collaboration between private sector and local government will provide the community with useful data for long-term planning and sustainable development Malta, NY – Based upon a unique partnership between National Grid, regional business leaders and government officials, the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) announced that a $500,000 traffic study has been funded in an […]


August 19, 2014
Does the Northway need another exit to accommodate GlobalFoundries?

Albany Business Review by Megan Rogers Creighton Manning Engineering will conduct a $500,000 traffic study to determine if an additional exit off the Northway is needed to accommodate growth that GlobalFoundries has spurred in Saratoga County, New York. GlobalFoundries, a computer chip manufacturer with more than 2,200 employees in Malta in Saratoga County, is National […]


August 5, 2014
Help wanted; few takers

Times Union By Nick Niedzwiadek and Eric Anderson At a time when biotech companies are scrambling to hire laboratory technicians, few high school students are enrolling in programs such as the one offered at Hudson Valley Community College. It offers a certificate and an associate degree, and certificate graduates can start in jobs that pay […]


July 22, 2014
Gillibrand Tours RPI Factory

WGY This morning at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an announcement and a renewed commitment to something the school has been backing for over 30 years – when RPI launched the nation’s first business incubator program in 1980. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand explained her bipartisan legislation that would create and keep high-tech jobs right here. New York State […]


July 21, 2014
Two companies to present business plans

Times Union The Center for Economic Growth and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Emerging Ventures Ecosystem will host a Venture Bplan Series forum at 7:30 a.m. on July 30 at Heffner Alumni House. It will include presentations from Open Campus, a website that connects college students to local businesses looking for freelancers, and GetOUT4.com, which allows local […]


July 14, 2014
SEMICON West gives Albany, New York researchers chance to show off new technology

Albany Business Review by Keshia Clukey This week semiconductor industry leaders and researchers from around the world gathered in San Francisco, California for industry tradeshow SEMICON West 2014–and it was booths from Albany, New York that were the focus of much attention. “For us to be visible in a place that [has] that visibility, together […]


July 10, 2014
Center for Economic Growth and Statewide partners Promote New York at SEMICON West 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A group of regional leaders from the Center for Economic Growth’s (CEG) NY Loves Nanotech initiative were in San Francisco this week to promote Upstate New York as the place for high-tech business to locate and invest. From July 8-10, CEG exhibited at SEMICON West under its umbrella marketing initiative, NY Loves […]


June 30, 2014
An alternate upstate view; A blog of opinions on local, state and national issues

Times Union By Tena Tyler A pair of gloomy reports on the economic outlook for upstate New York are distressing, but they fail to tell the whole story. A study by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and two related groups predicts economic growth in the metro areas across New York stretching from the Capital Region […]


June 27, 2014
Valuing what you know over whom; A successful entrepreneur says upstate culture lacks Silicon Valley’s scope

Times Union By Larry Rulison There may be more to the Silicon Valley vibe than the quirkiness of the Google bus and billionaires who wear hoodies to work. Martin Babinec, a native of Little Falls who founded a startup there in the 1980s and returned to Herkimer County several years ago, says the biggest difference […]


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