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July 26, 2016
The new leader of CEG on his job and how Albany can grow

Albany Business Review By Marie French Andrew Kennedy, the new president and CEO of Albany’s Center for Economic Growth, said the organization has an opportunity to reinvent itself after the Albany region developed a strong economic development plan but lost out on $500 million in state funding. Kennedy left a post in Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s […]


July 15, 2016
CEG Request for Proposals: Branding & Website Re-design

The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is requesting proposals from vendors to re-brand and re-design the CEG website. The RFP can be viewed here, or on our homepage. The deadline for submission is AUGUST 15, 2016 by 5:00pm.  If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Swank, Director of Business Development and Marketing, at andreas@ceg.org. […]


June 23, 2016
Future of tech, economic development on display at CEG awards

Times Union By: Larry Rulison Capital Region firms and trailblazers are honored at event The future of the Capital Region’s high-tech economy was on display Thursday at the Center for Economic Growth’s 20th annual tech awards luncheon at the Desmond Hotel. The gathering was the first public event attended by CEG’s new CEO, Andrew Kennedy, […]


June 1, 2016
CEG to provide tours to connect outside talent to area

The Daily Gazette By: John Cropley   ALBANY — The Center for Economic Growth has added a personal touch to its efforts to promote business development in the Capital Region — tours for nonresidents being recruited to live and work in this area. It’s part of Talent Connect, which the CEG took over and renamed in […]


May 31, 2016
What’s the best way to introduce people to Albany? CEG bets it has the answer

Albany Business Review By: Chelsea Diana Talent Connect, the program meant to assist employees relocating to the Albany area and their families, is starting tours of the four downtowns for new residents. The personal guided tours — of Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga and Troy — will focus on the history and culture of each city with […]


May 11, 2016
Nfrastructure, CommerceHub and Outmatch headline CEG tech awards

Times Union By: Larry Rulison Richard Frederick of Eastern New York Angels after accepting an award during the 19th CEG Technology Awards Luncheon at the Albany Marriott last year (Lori Van Buren / Times Union) Nfrastructure, CommerceHub and Outmatch will headline the Center for Economic Growth‘s 2016 Technology Awards Luncheon being held June 23 at the Desmond in Colonie. […]


CEG Announces 2016 Technology Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) will recognize seven inspiring and innovative companies and individuals from Tech Valley at the 20th Annual Technology Awards Luncheon to be held on June 23, 2016 at the Desmond, Albany, NY.  Networking and registration begin at 11:30am with the luncheon to follow at noon. The annual […]


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 […]


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