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October 3, 2014
Annual meeting at Fab 8 on Oct. 23

Times Union Larry Rulison The Center for Economic Growth in Albany will hold its 2014 annual meeting on Oct. 23 at the GlobalFoundries Fab 8 computer chip factory. The keynote speaker for the event will be Thomas Caulfield, Fab 8′s general manager. The CEG annual meeting is typically the biggest local business gathering of the year.


August 25, 2014
Venturing record gains

Times Union by Larry Rulison Early-stage firms, start-ups bring ideas, capital to upstate Venture capital is once again flowing into upstate New York. Although the total amount of money coming to early-stage companies and start-ups isn’t anywhere near the levels of 2000 — or even those reached just before the 2008 recession — the number of […]


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 […]


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