September 29 2017

CEG Economic Development Week in Review – September 25 – September 29, 2017


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Times Union Cites CEG Research on Minority Population Growth in Story on UAlbany’s New President


Businesses keep coming along Route 4 corridor

“These are busy times for North Greenbush.

Anyone who has driven Route 4 between the Troy and East Greenbush lines has encountered plenty of construction along what is developing into a major north-south corridor in the southern half of Rensselaer County.

Among the projects:”

Developer details $60 million plan for waterfront across from Troy

Peter Luizzi’s vision for an island in the Hudson River across from downtown Troy includes apartments, restaurants, retail stores, offices, an amphitheater and marina.

‘We think we’re going to develop a product unlike any other,’ said Luizzi, a road paving contractor in Albany who has invested heavily in apartments, warehouses and land in the area.”

AlbanyCanCode readies to train more software coders

“AlbanyCanCode, a Troy nonprofit that helps train people to do software code programming, is launching another round of classes starting Nov. 1 at Schenectady County Community College.

AlbanyCanCode has an arrangement with the state Department of Labor to provide grants that cover the $1,500 cost of the classes for those who are eligible.”

State moves tax call center into ViaPort Rotterdam

“The state’s new call center is up and running in ViaPort Rotterdam with hundreds of employees, bringing new activity to the rebounding mall.

About $8 million worth of work on a portion of the former Macy’s store was completed Friday, equipment was moved in Saturday and Sunday, and the employees reported to their new workplace Monday.”

New York State of Design show at the Troy Innovation Garage

“The Troy Innovation Garage is hosting New York State of Design, a new show of work by upstate New York designers, this Friday, September 29. It’s a curated show organized by the upstate New York chapter of the design professional association AIGA. Blurbage:”

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