CEG Economic Development Week in Review – August 7 – August 11, 2017
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CEG IN THE NEWS
WAMC: Glenville Manufacturer Switches On 1 Million Watt Solar Project
Poughkeepsie Journal: Solar Energy: Two local effort part of governor’s state-wide campaign
Times Union cites CEG study on Cohoes population growth as riverfront apartment complex nears completion
Daily Energy Insider reports on launch of CEG SolarGEN
REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWS
Press manufacturer expanding to Schenectady County
“Bruno Associates is preparing to build a new headquarters and manufacturing site at the Schenectady County Airport Business Park in Glenville, New York.
Co-founder Bob Bruno Sr. plans to purchase 2.11 acres off Tower Road, just north of the Schenectady County Ice Rink, for $180,000.”
Here’s what’s coming to growing Union Street restaurant district
“The little district of restaurants on Union Street has taken a hit in recent months, with Bier Abbey and Cafe Nola closing their doors forever, but there will be three new ones opening up in the next three months.
And if a building’s owner is successful in his search for a new tenant, a fourth new restaurant will open in what used to be Bier Abbey.”
Tools of tomorrow tested today at GE Global Research
“In one of the labs off River Road, the next big thing in General Electric’s 125-year narrative might just be incubating under the intensive efforts of GE scientists.
Here is a look at some of the new products, processes and technologies being developed at the Niskayuna Technology Center, the headquarters of GE Global Research, the research and development hub for GE’s various businesses.”
High-tech job index: Shortage of candidates remain for growing job base
“The Capital Region finds itself with an unusual problem, a growing pool of high-tech jobs but a shortage of qualified candidates, according to a recruiting firm that specializes in such positions.
According to the Linium Hiring Index for the third quarter of 2017, released Monday by Linium Recruiting, demand for information technology workers, particularly those in hardware, networking, security and support, continues to grow. However, two in three Capital Region employers say it remains difficult to find skilled workers to fill those jobs.”
What’s next for UAlbany’s college of engineering
“Kim Boyer is one step closer to building what he calls a “complete” college of engineering — similar to schools like Ohio State University and the University of Illinois — at the University at Albany.
Boyer, the dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at UAlbany, recently hired the college’s first department chair for environmental and sustainable engineering.”
“Albany’s Warehouse District is in line to add another craft beverage producer this fall with the planned opening of Fort Orange Brewing.
Here’s a quick overview of what’s in the works and who’s involved”