September 15 2021
Manufacturing, Trade/Transportation

Albany Metro Exports Rebounded in 2020

Albany Metro Exports Rebounded in 2020 Global demand for computer and electronic products helped Capital Region exports rebound during the pandemic in 2020. Stronger demand from Asia, Africa and South America also helped offset small export declines to the major regional trade partners in North America and Europe, according to

September 13 2021

The Capital Region Has This Many More Craft Beverage Producers

COVID-19 did not damper the spirit of the Capital Region’s craft beverage industry, which over the past two years has seen a 47.7 percent increase in actively licensed manufacturers, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of New York State Liquor Authority data. As of August, the eight-county

August 30 2021
Manufacturing, News

STEM Careers: Manufacturing Awareness Campaign RFP

1. Purpose The Center for Economic Growth (CEG), Business Growth Solutions Group and Regional Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center is seeking proposals from qualified and experienced marketing and media firms to support up to 10 regional manufacturers in development and deployment of STEM Career videos and related content targeted towards middle

August 10 2021
General, Manufacturing

Success Story: PVA Achieves Rapid Growth and Manages its Stresses with CEG’s Help

The Situation Precision Valve & Automation (PVA) is a manufacturer of fluid dispensing solutions and custom automation products. Its automated dispensing, coating, curing, board handling and printing systems are used by an array of industries, including from solar, semiconductor packaging, printed circuit board assembly, medical device manufacturing, and consumer electronics.

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 14 2021
Clean Technology, Manufacturing, News

CEG’s Offshore Wind Summit Was a Major Success

The Center for Economic Growth’s Capital Region Offshore Wind Summit on April 13 blew away expectations, with more than 225 attendees from industry, manufacturers, the community and workforce.  The event, sponsored by Couch White, further elevated the Capital Region’s status as an emerging major East Coast manufacturing hub for the

April 7 2021
Manufacturing, Nanotechnology

Capital Region is the 6th Fastest-Growing Metro for Computer & Electronic Product MFG exports

Even before the recent surge in demand that is spurring GLOBALFOUNDRIES to increase its chip production capacities, the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was one of the nation’s fastest growing exporters of computer and electronic product manufacturing, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of data from the

December 15 2020
Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing

Capital Region Has 40 FDA-Registered Drug Establishments, including Most API MFGs in NYS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Region’s biopharma industry gets new training center in January with ACPHS’s CBET ALBANY, NEW YORK – While Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ East Greenbush plant attracts global interest for making its COVID-19 antibody cocktail consisting of two active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), there are several other facilities in the Capital Region

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
General, Manufacturing, Software/Gaming/IT

Success Story: QTH 54 Software Brings Efficiencies to Simmons Machine Tool Corporation

Last year Timothy M. Williamson began working with two partners to resolve a problem that had been running up costs and hurting efficiency at a high tech production facility. The problems consisted of hold ups, labor costs and down production due to the unavailability of parts and operations manuals for

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