March 23 2017
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Good communities key to business growth, speaker says

The Saratogian By: Paul Post GLENS FALLS, N.Y. >> Attracting new companies to a region hinges on having a high-quality workforce. But recruiting top talent also means giving people a nice place to live with amenities to enjoy when not working. It’s one of the main things major employers look

March 22 2017
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Collaborative efforts urged at EDC Warren County meeting

The Post Star By: Maury Thompson GLENS FALLS — A few years ago, the pier at Bolton was in dilapidated condition. “In 2009, the steamboat couldn’t stop at the pier. It was dangerous,” Bolton Supervisor Ron Conover said at the annual EDC Warren County outlook breakfast at The Queensbury Hotel

March 7 2017
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EDC Warren County to Host Economic Opportunities Breakfast Program Wednesday, March 22, at Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls

  Glens Falls, NY – EDC Warren County will highlight collaboration between Warren County and the Capital Region that can strengthen economic opportunities at a breakfast program on Wednesday, March 22 at The Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. Three guest speakers will offer their perspectives on the outlook for the

March 4 2017
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Area job market strong, but far less than perfect

Daily Gazette By: John Cropley Unemployment across the Capital Region is low, but that does not mean everything is great in the local job market. There is work for most people who want a job, but the job a particular applicant wants may not exist, or may not pay as

February 24 2017
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SUCCESS STORY: Talent Connect Helps RPI Sr. Principal Gifts Officer’s Family Make Troy Home

  In 2015, Joseph Strodel accepted a job as a senior principal gifts officer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). The new job meant Joseph and his wife, Thérèse Verley Strodel, would be moving back to New York State from Canada, where he had been serving as the director of corporate

February 20 2017
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Argyle Cheese Farmer thriving as a 150-year-old dairy business

Times Union By: Alicia Biggs While farmers are careful not to hurry their crops, they are equally cautious about making business changes. Those who adapt and change, developing niche markets like Argyle Cheese Farmer, are thriving. Expanding their line of products with cheeses, cheese spreads, cheesecakes, breads, Greek yogurt, gelato

January 19 2017
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CEG’s Kennedy says Capital Region ready for biotech push

Times Union By: Larry Rulison The Capital Region’s top economic development executive says the area is uniquely positioned to take advantage of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s massive life sciences and biotechnology push this year that includes $450 million in spending on the fast-growing sector. “Our region’s concentration of biotech companies, such

January 18 2017
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Cuomo wants to spend big on life sciences, a growing industry in Albany

Albany Business Review By: Michael DeMasi Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to spend $150 million on a “life sciences laboratory public health initiative,” part of a broader push at supporting an industry that attracts $2 billion in federal research grants to New York — third-highest of any state — but translates

January 11 2017
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The Business Review reports on CEG study on the top Northeast metros for university R&D spending — Albany ranks 4th

Albany Business Review By: Shannon Sweeney From SUNY Polytechnic Institute to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the Albany, New York area is a hub for university research and development. The area ranked fourth out of 20 Northeastern metropolitan areas for university research and development spending, according to analysis released this week by

January 11 2017
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Area ranks at top for research

Times Union By: Eric Anderson Albany – The Capital Region fares well in a new analysis by the Albany-based Center for Economic Growth looking at the role university research and development plays in the local economy. The analysis, covering 2011 to 2015, measures total university R&D spending, R&D spending per

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