CEG Economic Development Week in Review – September 4 – September 8, 2017
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“The New York Power Authority has awarded $1.4 million to the city of Albany for three programs designed to cut its energy usage — including one that will tie 22 city buildings into a statewide energy monitoring center at SUNY Polytechnic Institute.
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and NYPA CEO Gil Quiniones announced the award Tuesday at the authority’s energy operations center inside SUNY Poly’s ZEN building. The 5,500 square-foot office monitors the real-time energy usage of 7,500 state-owned buildings through a program known as the New York Energy Manager.”
“A 6,000 square-foot machine shop is being planned along Wemple Road in Glenmont.
The proposed site is located along a mostly undeveloped area near the train tracks and the union laborers training center.”
“Steadfast IT, a technology company founded by serial entrepreneur Craig Skevington in Saratoga Springs, New York, has created a new customer service center that responds to customers’ IT problems faster and more efficiently.
The service, called SOS Center, is critical to Skevington’s plans to expand the business outside of the Albany area. SteadfastIT provides IT infrastructure and support for small to medium-sized companies.”
“Albany International Airport is the second-largest airport in upstate New York. What does that mean for the region?
For one, it’s a destination. Last year, 1.4 million people got on a plane in Albany. It’s also a center of commerce: More than 100,000 tons of cargo came through the airport in 2016.”