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 private financing options that can

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 and workers. Essential Businesses Andrew

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 have already transitioned (or are

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 already have an outsized influence

November 15 2019
Manufacturing

Success Story: Vara Corporation Launches with assistance from CEG and Fuzehub

Company Profile: Vara Safety is the Latham, New York-based manufacturer of a biometric-controlled gun holster called Reach. Reach uses strategically placed biometrics to properly secure the handgun, and still allow immediate release. Reach units are designed to be mounted in your home, office or vehicle and are made of high-strength metal alloy. In 2015, after

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