April 3 2020
COVID-19, Manufacturing, News

Face Shield Protection Production Collaboration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts Tech Valley Center of Gravity: Cheryl Kennedy | (518) 244-3544     Center for Economic Growth: Michael Lobsinger | (518) 465-8975 x 238 Tech Valley Center of Gravity, Center for Economic Growth, Benét Laboratories, and Rensselaer County Industrial Development Agency “facing up” to COVID-19 to produce up

April 3 2020
COVID-19, Employment/Workforce, General

CEG’s Job Search Tools for Capital Region Workers Displaced by COVID-19

In this unprecedented time of economic disruption, the Center for Economic Growth recognizes there are many people in the Capital Region in urgent need of employment. We have the tools to help connect Capital Region employers with our local talent now seeking jobs. Let CEG leverage our resources to help

April 1 2020
COVID-19, Employment/Workforce, General

SBA Releases Details on Paycheck Protection Program

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has released details on the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that was included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was enacted last week. SBA 7(a) lenders may begin processing loans as soon as April 3. However, small businesses impacted

March 27 2020
COVID-19, Employment/Workforce, General, Manufacturing

The 10 Things in the COVID-19 Stimulus Package that Capital Region Businesses Must Know

Congress passed a $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Many Capital Region businesses will need the funding and financial tools it provides to recover from the economic disruptions caused by COVID-19. The Center for Economic Growth is helping local businesses identify stimulus-related funding programs as well as

March 27 2020
COVID-19, News

Week in Review: March 23 – March 27, 2020

  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 WTEN: Help for Local Manufacturers Register Star: Small businesses

March 26 2020
COVID-19, Employment/Workforce, General

President’s Message: March 26, 2020

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Center for Economic Growth is leveraging our extensive economic development expertise and status as a federally designated Manufacturing Extension Partnership center to provide the Capital Region’s business community with technical and disaster assistance support. In the past two weeks alone, we’ve consulted with

March 24 2020
COVID-19, Employment/Workforce, General, Manufacturing

The 25 COVID-19-Related Resources that Capital Region Employers & Workers Must View

There is a tremendous amount of information for businesses on how to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and its impacts on operations. It can be overwhelming. That is why the Center for Economic Growth has compiled this list of 25 links we believe are important to both Capital Region employers

March 24 2020
COVID-19, General, Manufacturing

COVID-19 Products Needed for New York State: Guidelines for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

New York State is looking for manufacturers that can help produce critical medical supplies during the COVID-19 crisis. The state is encouraging companies that have the proper equipment and personnel to begin manufacturing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) products, such as masks. We would like to hear from you. If you

March 23 2020
COVID-19, Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing, News

Essential Manufacturers Continue Operating to Help Sustain New Yorkers and the Regional Economy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact James Schlett Director of Research and Communications ALBANY, NEW YORK – With New York State’s nonessential business shutdown taking effect last night, the Capital Region’s essential manufacturers are continuing to operate today to produce needed supplies related to the coronavirus pandemic. These essential manufacturers, which

March 20 2020
COVID-19, General

CEG Tips for Essential and Non-Essential Manufacturers under 100% Workforce Reduction Mandate

Starting the night of Sunday March 22, New York State will require a 100 percent workforce reduction for non-essential businesses. CEG is first advising Capital Region manufacturers to determine whether they satisfy the criteria for “essential manufacturing,” as outlined in an Empire State Development (ESD) Guidance on Executive Order 202.6. 

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