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March 16, 2015
Jeffrey Lawrence, VP at Center for Economic Growth, remembered as mentor

Albany Business Review By Tom Caprood Jeffrey Lawrence was known as a mentor for entrepreneurs and business leaders across the upstate New York region, and is being remembered as a behind-the-scenes player at the Center for Economic Growth in Albany. Lawrence, who served as executive vice president for CEG and worked with the organization for […]


Jeffrey Lawrence, longtime mentor to Albany businesses, passes away

The Times Union By Larry Rulison Jeffrey Lawrence, a tireless and ubiquitous executive who worked for the Center for Economic Growth in Albany for more than 20 years, passed away over the weekend. Lawrence, who was second-in-command at CEG as the executive vice president, was 58 and lived on Glass Lake in Rensselaer County. He leaves […]


Jeffrey Lawrence, mentor to Capital Region businesses, dies

The Times Union By Larry Rulison Albany – Jeffrey Lawrence, a top executive at the Center for Economic Growth and one of the Capital Region’s most respected manufacturing and technology experts, died unexpectedly over the weekend. He was 58. Lawrence, a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, lived on Glass Lake in the town of […]


January 23, 2015
New video aims to get students excited about STEM

WNYT Teaching local students about careers in science, technology, engineering and math and keeping them here in New York after they graduate. Those are the goals of a new initiative made possible by groups including the Center for Economic Growth. “There’s more out there that can make them excited to go to work every day, […]


January 22, 2015
Tucker to step down as head of Center for Economic Growth

Albany Business Review By Robin Cooper F. Michael Tucker plans to step down as president and CEO of the Center for Economic Growth in Albany, New York. Tucker, 60, has headed the regional economic development organization since March 2007. He informed the CEG board today that he intends to leave by the end of the […]


Center for Economic Growth President Plans to Step Down by Year End

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE F. Michael Tucker announced today that he plans to step down as President and CEO of the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) by the end of the year. Tucker has served as President and CEO since March 2007. Guiding CEG, one of the state’s preeminent economic development organizations, through a period of […]


January 20, 2015
Video Unveiled

The Record ALBANY >> The Center for Economic Growth in collaboration with the Greater Capital Region Workforce Investment Boards, in partnership with Tech Valley Connections for Education and Jobs, a joint initiative of CEG and GLOBALFOUNDRIES, introduced the first in a series of videos highlighting local companies that offer exciting STEM careers for qualified local […]


January 16, 2015
Center for Economic Growth and the Greater Capital Region Workforce Development Boards Launch First Video in STEM Careers Series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Albany, NY – The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) in collaboration with the Greater Capital Region Workforce Investment Boards (GCR WIBs), in partnership with Tech Valley Connections for Education and Jobs, a joint initiative of CEG and GLOBALFOUNDRIES, introduced the first in a series of videos highlighting local companies that offer exciting […]


January 5, 2015
Wanted: Qualified candidates

Times Union By Eric Anderson Albany – For many Capital Region workers, 2015 may be the year they get a raise. With the number of jobs rising and the unemployment rate dropping, finding enough qualified workers is becoming a challenge for more employers. It’s part of a brightening economic picture for the area. Many of the jobs […]


December 31, 2014
A year of giving definition to our creative economy

Albany Business Review By Megan Rogers Karthik and Guha Bala have long been making video games at Vicarious Visions, Saratoga Performing Arts Center has hosted summer concerts for decades and the Davidson Brothers have been brewing beer and bringing visitors to downtown Glens Falls. The creative economy has always been a vital current in the […]


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