January 12 2022
Regional/County Profiles

Columbia & Greene ZIPs Dominate Capital Region for Fastest Gross Income Growth

Even before the pandemic made the Capital Region’s southern counties popular destinations for relocating New Yorkers, 18 of the region’s top 20 fastest-growing ZIP codes for gross income gains were in Columbia and Greene counties, according to a Center for Economic Growth analysis of new IRS data. In 2019, 160

January 11 2022
Manufacturing, News

Success Story: Free Form Fibers Moves to Commercialization with CEG’s Guidance

Free Form Fibers’ laser chemical vapor deposition at its Saratoga Springs facility. Overview Free Form Fibers (FFF) is a Saratoga Springs small manufacturer that makes high value, inorganic, high purity ceramic fibers and materials through a laser-driven chemical vapor deposition (LCVD) process it has been developing for 15 years. Founded

January 10 2022
General, Manufacturing, Regional/County Profiles

Albany’s MFG Sector Ranks in Top 10 among Mid-Sized Metros for Productivity

The Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area’s manufacturing sector kept strongly producing during the pandemic in 2020, resulting in it having nineth-largest annual production growth among mid-sized metros nationwide. However, despite this sector’s strong performance, the Albany metro area last year sustained its first contraction in gross regional product (GRP) in more

January 10 2022
General

President’s Message: January, 2022

As we begin 2022, we also mark the one-year anniversary of the Center for Economic Growth’s affiliation with the Capital Region Chamber. Between now and then, we’ve seen the affiliation take both organization’s economic growth efforts to the next level. For example, through our new five-year shared Strategic Plan, CEG

January 10 2022
Software/Gaming/IT

Capital Region Digital Gaming Cluster Racks up Video Game Patents

Velan Studios Scores 1st Patent, 10% of Activision’s Patents List Capital Region Inventors The Capital Region’s Digital Gaming Cluster is emerging not only as the developer of some of the industry’s biggest titles but also a leading innovator of patented video game technologies. In the last three years, the region

January 10 2022
General, News

CEG in the News: December, 2021

See the below articles from the past month for news about CEG: CEG Announcements/Op-eds/Media Mentions Daily Gazette: New apprenticeship program offers pipeline for Capital Region breweries, distilleries FingerLakes1.com: State Labor Department, SUNY offering craft brewing and distilling apprenticeships Times Union: SEEN: Center for Economic Growth’s Annual Meeting 2021 Saratogian: EG

January 7 2022
News

Week in Review: January 3 – 7, 2022

Stay up-to-date on business and economic development happenings in the Capital Region with the CEG Economic Development Week in Review. Don’t miss out on the developments that are transforming the region by following us on: CEG IN THE NEWS Daily Gazette: Down to Business: Disaster is difficult for businesses to

December 23 2021
News

Week in Review: December 20 – 24, 2021

Stay up-to-date on business and economic development happenings in the Capital Region with the CEG Economic Development Week in Review. Don’t miss out on the developments that are transforming the region by following us on: CEG IN THE NEWS Times Union: Capital Region personal income grows at fastest rate since

December 17 2021
News

Week in Review: December 13 – December 17, 2021

Stay up-to-date on business and economic development happenings in the Capital Region with the CEG Economic Development Week in Review. Don’t miss out on the developments that are transforming the region by following us on: CEG IN THE NEWS Saratogian: EG awards nearly $50K in reshoring, supply chain grants to

December 14 2021
News

Success Story: Capital Region 2021 Rankings Roundup

In 2021, the Capital Region prominently appeared in more than 50 national rankings, with its real estate market, appeal to Millennials and Gen Z-ers, and small business environment being recognized on multiple occasions. The below rankings reflect the quality of life and economic opportunity that the eight-county region offers and

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