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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 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 […]


December 22, 2014
Saratoga Springs officials push for arts fund to support creative economy

The Business Review By Megan Rogers Saratoga Springs is seeking federal funding to develop its first master plan for the arts that would focus on attracting young professionals to the city. The city says marketing its art scene will help grow the city’s economy by attracting business and employees in creative industries. The city is […]


Officials launch push for Spa City art

The Saratogian By Lauren Mineau SARATOGA SPRINGS >> The Spa City is creating for a master plan that will combine the city’s current creative assets and develop a master plan to make a push for securing federal funding to further develop the arts community. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer announced on Monday at a news conference […]


December 19, 2014
Schumer wants arts Master Plan for Saratoga

Times Union By Dennis Yusko U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer will join Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen in the city Monday to push for federal funds for the city to develop a first-ever Master Plan for its arts community, which New York’s senior senator calls a linchpin in attracting more young professionals. Schumer will note “the […]


December 17, 2014
Casino sites will have big economic impact

Oneida Daily Dispatch By Danielle Sanzone ALBANY >> With the much-anticipated casino decision announcement taking place in Albany on Wednesday, officials and a 2011 report say that casino oversaturation is possible, although the potential for revenue and job growth also exist. A 2011 Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government report found that New York continues […]


December 12, 2014
Capital Region receives $60M

Times Union By Brian Nearing Albany – The Capital Region slipped a few notches this year in the contest among 10 regions for state economic development aid. During a two-hour ceremony Thursday at the Empire State Plaza filled with bouncy techno-pop music, slick videos, photo ops and crystal trophies, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced about $709 million […]


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