March 9 2018
News

CEG Economic Development Week in Review – March 5 – March 9, 2018

  Stay up-to-date on business and economic development happenings in the Capital Region with the CEG Economic Development Week in Review. Don’t miss out on the developments that are transforming the region by following us on: CEG IN THE NEWS Times Union Notes CEG’s Talent Retention Efforts Times Union: CEG

March 8 2018
News

Many players join Business of Digital Games

The Record By: Lauren Halligan TROY, N.Y. >> Industry and economic leaders gathered to talk about The Business of Digital Games during a conference on Wednesday at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity. Despite the winter storm outside, more than 70 people made it to the free downtown Troy event,

March 7 2018
News

Economic Development Month in Review: February 2018

For the Top Economic Development News of the Month, CEG selects news articles about projects or developments that promise to improve and/or transform the Capital Region’s economy, particularly those that related to manufacturing and initiatives outlined in Capital 20.20, a five-year, multi-pronged plan for bringing economic prosperity to the entire

March 7 2018
News

Momentum on side of local video game cluster

Times Union By: Larry Rulison Troy A new study by the Center for Economic Growth in Albany found that the Capital Region’s video game development industry has grown to 14 studios that employ 352 people, making it one of the larger sectors of the local creative economy. The study comes

March 7 2018
News

Vicarious Visions head: We need diversity in our video games, and our ranks (Video)

Albany Business Review By: Mike DeSocio and Andrew Roiter The average video gamer these days is not a boy in high school, as you might imagine – it’s a 35-year-old, and more likely to be a woman, according to the Entertainment Software Association. Jennifer Oneal is keenly aware of that,

March 7 2018
Employment/Workforce, News, Software/Gaming/IT

Video Game Development Cluster Becomes a Force in Capital Region’s Creative Economy

CEG’s first-of-its-kind regional survey finds cluster employs 350+, majority of studios are hiring The Capital Region’s video game development cluster has become a recognized force in the local creative economy and is poised to get bigger, with a majority of studios reporting hiring plans for the next 12 months, according

March 6 2018
News

Capital Region’s creative economy on display during roundtable discussion

The Saratogian By: Lauren Halligan SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.>>The Spa City community joined a region-wide conversation about the creative economy this week as it rolled through the Hall of Springs on a roundtable discussion tour. More than 100 attendees came to the Monday night event, at which participants learned about the

March 6 2018
Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing, News

CEG Partners with MACNY to Create Capital Region’s First Intermediary Apprenticeship Program

Program prepares region’s thriving manufacturing sector for next generation of workers With thousands of workers in the Capital Region’s manufacturing sector approaching or already beyond retirement age, the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is partnering with the Manufacturers Association of New York (MACNY) to counter the wider skills gap that

March 5 2018
General, News

Behind low jobless rates, economic unease lingers

Times Union By: Eric Anderson Efforts to retain young workers aim to offset aging labor force At first glance, an economy where just 1.9 percent of workers are unemployed would seem like a good thing. That’s the jobless rate in Burlington, Vt. But dig a bit deeper, and you’ll find

March 2 2018
News

CEG Economic Development Week in Review – February 26 – March 2, 2018

  Stay up-to-date on business and economic development happenings in the Capital Region with the CEG Economic Development Week in Review. Don’t miss out on the developments that are transforming the region by following us on: CEG IN THE NEWS Adirondack Almanac: Creative Economy Roundtable Tuesday in Glens Falls Post

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