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

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.

March 15 2021
Employment/Workforce, General, Regional/County Profiles

The Capital Region Sectors that Bounced Back the Most Last Summer

By the end of summer, Capital Region clothing stores and personal service providers such as hair and beauty salons experienced the biggest employment rebounds while food services and beverage places, such as restaurants, sustained the heaviest job losses, according to a Center for Economic Growth analysis of new data from

December 14 2020
COVID-19, Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing

Essential Manufacturers Helped Capital Region MFG Outperform NYS during Lockdown

The Capital Region’s manufacturing sector weathered the first full three months of the Coronavirus lockdown better than New York’s other economic development regions, owing largely to manufacturers in its essential chemical and computer and electronic product industries, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of New York State

November 13 2020
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce, General

4 in 5 Employed Capital Region SUNY Undergrads Are Still NYers 5 Years Post-Grad

HVCC has highest 5-year, post-grad employment rate among NYS community colleges, SUNY ADK has 3rd About four in five Capital Region SUNY school graduates who were employed five years after receiving an associate’s or bachelor’s degree were still living in New York, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG)

October 13 2020
Economic Analysis, Employment/Workforce, General

The Capital Region is the Nation’s 4th Leading Destination for Relocating NYC Workers

ALBANY, NEW YORK – New U.S. Census Bureau data reveals the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is the nation’s fourth biggest attractor of greater New York City metro area workers who relocate for jobs, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau Job-to-Job Flows Explorer

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