November 15 2021
Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing

Albany’s MFG Sector Has 10th Strongest Net Job Creation among Mid-Sized Metros

Among mid-sized metros, the manufacturing sector of Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was the 10th strongest in the country for net job creation between 2015 and 2019 – and it was No. 1 in the Northeast, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of new data from the

October 18 2021
Advanced Materials, Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals, Clean Technology, Employment/Workforce, General, Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, R&D, Software/Gaming/IT

Capital Region Industry Fliers – 2021

See CEG’s latest industry profiles below. These new promotional materials provide business leaders and talent with insights into the strength of the regional economy and why they should relocate or expand here. Select the link on each image to download the flyer. The following industry fliers are available for download:

October 15 2021
Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing

Success Story: Blasch Precision Ceramics Skills up Staff with BGS Support

Background Blasch Precision Ceramics is a manufacturer of net shape ceramic products and refractory components for chemical processing, mining, heavy industrial processing, power generation and other applications. Its high-performing materials are used for the containment, control and refinement of molten metal. The 42-year-old company employs about 125 in Menands, New

September 17 2021
Employment/Workforce, Regional/County Profiles

Capital Region County Economic Profiles – 2021

  See CEG’s latest county profiles below. These new promotional materials provide business leaders and talent with insights into the strength of the regional economy and why they should relocate or expand here. Select the link on each image to download the profile. The following county economic profiles are available

July 23 2021
Economic Analysis, Employment/Workforce

Capital Region’s 2020 Wage Growth Was Strongest in NY, RensCo’s Strongest in Northeast

The Capital Region emerged as the only one of New York’s 10 economic development regions to see growth in total annual wages in 2020. The Capital Region also sustained the smallest percentage of job losses in the state last year. Even more, Rensselaer County’s wage growth was the strongest in

June 22 2021
Employment/Workforce, Regional/County Profiles

Green Island is NY’s Fastest-Growing Town and Village

Amid the pandemic and as a transformative redevelopment project neared completion on Starbuck Island, Green Island emerged as New York’s fastest-growing town and village in 2020. Three more towns and three more villages from the Capital Region also ranked among state state’s fastest-growing communities, according to a Center for Economic

May 11 2021
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing

New Certification Introduces Basic Manufacturing Concepts for Entry-Level Job Candidates

The new Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA) from SME — a nationally recognized certifying body in manufacturing — quickly prepares individuals for high-demand, entry-level manufacturing jobs. In SME’s latest blog, learn how educators and workforce organizations are using the CMfgA to prepare new workers and help local manufacturers: McHenry County Workforce

April 6 2021
Creative/Agriculture/Food, Employment/Workforce, General, Regional/County Profiles

Capital Region Unveils Brand & Talent Attraction Campaign

Partnership between Center for Economic Growth & Alliance for the CreativeEconomy, others, worked to develop key elements (Albany, N.Y.) – The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) and Alliance for the CreativeEconomy (ACE) partnered to develop a brand and tagline to help create an identity forthe region, celebrate pride of place,

March 15 2021
Employment/Workforce

The Metros where the Capital Region is Winning and Losing on Talent Attraction

Before COVID-19 triggered mass movements away from major urban tech hubs, the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was already attracting many more people from major tech metros such as New York City, Phoenix, San Francisco and San Jose than they were attracting from it, according to a Center for Economic

March 15 2021
Economic Analysis, Employment/Workforce

Capital Region Sees NY’s 2nd Largest Poverty Drop

The Capital Region is New York’s second leading economic development region in reducing its ranks of people in poverty, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau five-year estimates. Regions Between 2015 and 2019, the eight-county Capital Region averaged 108,471 people below the poverty level.

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