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, 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 […]

Center for Economic Growth honors Albany tech companies and entrepreneurs

Albany Business Review Keshia Clukey The Center for Economic Growth in Albany, New York recognized seven technology companies and individuals Wednesday for their innovation and growth. The nonprofit economic development organization held its 18th Annual Technology Innovation Awards at The Century House in Latham. The keynote speaker was venture capitalist Martin Babinec, founder and board […]

June 16, 2014
Investor to speak at tech luncheon

Times Union by: Larry Rulison The Center for Economic Growth in Albany says high-tech entrepreneur and investor Martin Babinec will be the keynote speaker at its annual Technology Innovation Awards luncheon at noon June 25 at the Century House in Latham. Babinec, of Little Falls, founded the Silicon Valley human resources firm TriNet in 1988, […]

June 11, 2014
Business, education leaders discuss strategies for retaining Capital District college students after graduation

The Record By Andrew Beam TROY >> Partnerships between colleges and the community are what keep local students in the area according to attendees of a forum held by the Independent Colleges and Universities in New York on Tuesday. Representatives from various private colleges and members of the business community came together at the Bush […]

Graduating here, then working here

Times Union By Eric Anderson New York state is still the place to go to college. Each year, it attracts 1.2 million students, more than any other state, said Laura L. Anglin, president of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities. Keeping those students here is another matter. Panelists at a higher education forum at Russell […]

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