September 21 2020
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing

MFG Day 2020: Local Manufacturing Outpaces All but 1 Sector for Growing Ranks of Young Workers

As the Capital Region celebrates Manufacturing Day Oct. 2, its manufacturing sector is growing its ranks of young workers faster than almost all other sectors, according to a Center for Economic Growth analysis U.S. Census Bureau QWI Explorer data. Young Worker Growth As a testament of manufacturing’s growing popularity in

August 29 2020
COVID-19, Manufacturing, News

New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership Announces New Program to Help Small and Mid-Sized Manufacturers Adapt to Changing Market Conditions

Initiative will support manufacturers in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and positioning themselves for future competitiveness and resilience. The New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NY MEP) today announced new programs to provide critical services to small and mid-sized manufacturers as they adapt to changing market conditions amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

August 12 2020
Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, News

CEG to Serve as Group Sponsor for Apprenticeship Program for 50+ GLOBALFOUNDRIES Workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALBANY, NEW YORK – The Center for Economic Growth will be vastly expanding its role in skilling up the Capital Region’s workforce through a first-of-its-kind apprenticeship program for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. CEG has partnered with SEMI, the industry association representing the end-to-end electronics design and manufacturing

July 27 2020
Manufacturing, Trade/Transportation

Relay Integrated Logistics & Solutions Chosen for Sales Operations Program with Shaker Logistics in Partnership with CEG Business Growth Solutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALBANY, N.Y., July 27, 2020– Relay Integrated Logistics & Solutions (RILS) has been selected to create a sales operations program for Shaker Logistics, a third-party logistics provider headquartered in Waterford, New York. “We are aggressively going after new growth and projecting a 20% increase in revenue from

July 17 2020
Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, R&D

CEG Continues to Represent the Capital Region at SEMICON West – Now Virtually

Regional industry attraction efforts continue despite COVID-19 The coronavirus pandemic will not be stopping the Center for Economic Growth from promoting the Capital Region’s innovation assets and manufacturing capabilities at the nation’s leading semiconductor industry event. Except instead of traveling to San Francisco to attend the 50th annual SEMICON West,

July 16 2020
Advanced Materials, Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals, Clean Technology, Creative/Agriculture/Food, Economic Analysis, Employment/Workforce, General, Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, Regional/County Profiles, Software/Gaming/IT, Tourism, Trade/Transportation

Industry Assets & Economic Profiles

See CEG’s latest industry attraction promotional reports on key industry clusters and regional/county profiles. Between 2015 and 2019, CEG promoted the Capital Region at 78 industry attraction events in 41 cities worldwide. While the coronavirus pandemic has temporarily halted CEG’s travel to conferences, we continue to represent the region at

May 20 2020
COVID-19, Manufacturing

Success Story: PVA Pivots to Manufacture Emergency Ventilators

Precision Valve & Automation (PVA) has been making conformal coating systems, fluid dispensing solutions and precision valve technology for nearly three decades. With a 135,000-square-foot facility in Cohoes, PVA’s products are used in the solar, semiconductor, defense, aerospace, automotive and medical device industries. The company was founded in 1992 by

May 19 2020
COVID-19, Manufacturing, News

Press Release: Capital Region Manufacturing Re-Start Program

For Immediate Release: May 19, 2020 Media ContactJames SchlettDirector of Research and Communications518-265-7816    ALBANY, NEW YORK – To help local manufacturers prepare for the reopening of the regional economy, the Chief Executives Network for Manufacturing (CEN), in partnership with the Center for Economic Growth (CEG), is sponsoring the

April 17 2020
COVID-19, Manufacturing, News

National Grid, CEG Help Cohoes-Based PVA Repurpose its Business to Manufacture Critical COVID-19 Equipment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Patrick Stella, National Grid – 518-433-3838 James Schlett, CEG – 518-465-8975 Nicole Hahn, PVA – 518-522-2316 Economic development grants help NY companies retool operations, produce pandemic supplies COHOES, NY — As manufacturers around the world look for ways to make products that support the fight against

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

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