November 15 2021
Economic Analysis, Regional/County Profiles

A Reenvisioning of the Capital Region’s Rural Areas

An Urban Institute “Reenvisioning of Rural America” is honing in on the strengths and potential of the Capital Region’s rural communities while also concentrating the size of its rural footprint. Whereas the federal government has traditionally negatively defined rural areas as any non-urban areas, a new Urban Institute study instead

November 15 2021
Economic Analysis, Regional/County Profiles

These are the Capital Regions hottest ZIP Codes for Employer Growth

The Capital Region’s hottest ZIP code for net employer growth is the one covering Ballston Spa and Malta (12020), which includes GlobalFoundries’ Fab 8 chip fab. Other top employer-growing ZIP codes included Latham (12110), Rensselaer-East Greenbush (12144), Albany’s downtown and warehouse district (12207) and Queensbury-West Glens Falls (12804), according to

September 17 2021
Employment/Workforce, Regional/County Profiles

Capital Region County Economic Profiles – 2021

  See CEG’s latest county profiles below. These new promotional materials provide business leaders and talent with insights into the strength of the regional economy and why they should relocate or expand here. Select the link on each image to download the profile. The following county economic profiles are available

July 23 2021
Economic Analysis, Entrepreneurship, Regional/County Profiles

27 Capital Region Census Tracts with Indications of Broadband Need: NTIA

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has identified 27 Census tracts in the Capital Region indicating a need for broadband due to their low Internet access and/or slow upload and download speeds, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of the NTIA’s new Indicators of Broadband Need

July 23 2021
Economic Analysis, Entrepreneurship, Regional/County Profiles

Capital Region Business Formation Increased through Pandemic

Business formation continued in the Capital Region throughout 2020 and despite the pandemic. Last year, 9,456 applications to form a business were filed in the eight-county Capital Region, up by 295 (3.2 percent) from the previous year, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of new U.S. Census

June 23 2021
Regional/County Profiles

The Capital Region Gained and Lost the Most Wealth from These Counties

The Capital Region’s ability to attract higher-earning taxpayers helped offset a small contraction in its base of individual income tax filers in 2019, resulting in an annual net gain of wealth, as measured by adjusted gross income (AGI), according to a Center for Economic Growth analysis of new Internal Revenue

June 22 2021
Employment/Workforce, Regional/County Profiles

Green Island is NY’s Fastest-Growing Town and Village

Amid the pandemic and as a transformative redevelopment project neared completion on Starbuck Island, Green Island emerged as New York’s fastest-growing town and village in 2020. Three more towns and three more villages from the Capital Region also ranked among state state’s fastest-growing communities, according to a Center for Economic

May 12 2021
Regional/County Profiles

These 3 Capital Region Counties Boosted Domestic Migration in 2020

Faced with slowing international migration and a widening gap between births and deaths, the Capital Region sustained a slight annual population decline in 2020 – the smallest in the state. However, at the same time, the region housed the state’s fastest-growing county and three of New York’s seven counties that

May 12 2021
Regional/County Profiles

Hudson Has 3rd Highest Percentage of Same-Sex Couple Households among Micropolitan Areas

New York’s Capital Region is a leading location for same-sex couples. Among micropolitan statistical areas (µSAs), the Hudson µSA has the third greatest percentage of same-sex couple households1 of all coupled households. Even more, among mid-sized metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs),2 the  Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA has the 37th highest percentage of  same-sex

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

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