April 15 2021
Regional/County Profiles

These Are the Capital Region’s Fortune 500 Companies

Recent years have seen several Fortune 500 companies enter or expand their presence in the Capital Region market, either through acquisitions (BD, Fluor, Activision, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.) or new developments (Applied Materials, Amazon). Here is a list of 29 Fortune 500 companies with significant ties1 to the Capital

April 6 2021
Creative/Agriculture/Food, Employment/Workforce, General, Regional/County Profiles

Capital Region Unveils Brand & Talent Attraction Campaign

Partnership between Center for Economic Growth & Alliance for the CreativeEconomy, others, worked to develop key elements (Albany, N.Y.) – The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) and Alliance for the CreativeEconomy (ACE) partnered to develop a brand and tagline to help create an identity forthe region, celebrate pride of place,

March 15 2021
Employment/Workforce, General, Regional/County Profiles

The Capital Region Sectors that Bounced Back the Most Last Summer

By the end of summer, Capital Region clothing stores and personal service providers such as hair and beauty salons experienced the biggest employment rebounds while food services and beverage places, such as restaurants, sustained the heaviest job losses, according to a Center for Economic Growth analysis of new data from

January 14 2021
Economic Analysis, General, Regional/County Profiles

Capital Region’s Productivity Hit 14-Year High in 2019

Just before the pandemic, the Capital Region experienced its strongest gross regional product (GRP) growth in 14 years, with a jump in productivity in the Glens Falls metropolitan statistical area (MSA) pushing the annual output total over the top, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of new

January 12 2021
Regional/County Profiles

Capital Region Has 20th Highest Concentration of Households with High-Speed Broadband Subscriptions

As 2021 opens with the likelihood of several more months of work from home and virtual classes, the Capital Region will benefit having one of the nation’s highest concentrations among metropolitan commutersheds1 of households with high-speed broadband subscriptions.2 The region also has as one of the smallest gaps between households

December 14 2020
General, Regional/County Profiles

Capital Region Businesses Awarded $1.6 B in PPP Loans

Nearly 250 lenders approved $1.6 billion in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for Capital Region businesses, with the construction, healthcare and social assistance, and professional and technical services sectors receiving the most in relief funds. KeyBank emerged as the eight-county region’s leading PPP lender, with its total loan amount and

July 16 2020
General, Regional/County Profiles

Saratoga County Is One of NY’s Most Resilient Communities to Disasters

Saratoga County is one of the state’s most resilient counties to weather-related disasters and disease outbreaks, based on its sizeable individual and household groups within the community that have the capacity and resources to overcome such hazardous events, according to a Center for Economic Growth analysis of new U.S. Census

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

June 17 2020
General, Regional/County Profiles

Saratoga and Cohoes among NY’s Top 10 Fastest-Growing Cities

Saratoga Springs and Cohoes were among New York’s top 10 fastest-growing cites in 2019. The region also had two top 10 fastest-growing towns and the state’s fastest-growing village, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) of U.S. Census Bureau estimates.   Cities In 2019, Saratoga Springs was the state’s

April 14 2020
Regional/County Profiles

Capital Region Has NY’s 2nd Fastest-Growing City

The Capital Region had New York’s second fastest-growing county over the year, and the 10-year growth of its largest metropolitan area has earned it the title of “The City Americans Are Flocking to in New York.” New U.S. Census Bureau estimates show Schenectady County’s population totaled 155,299 in 2019, up

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