April 15 2019
Creative/Agriculture/Food, News

Center for Economic Growth and Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy Announce Merger

(ALBANY, N.Y.) – Center for Economic Growth (CEG) President and CEO Andrew Kennedy and Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy (ACE) Executive Director Maureen Sager today  announced a merger between the two organizations. ACE was founded in 2016 to advocate and help grow the Creative Industries, which have now become

April 11 2019
General, News

President’s Message – April, 2019

Activity Snap Shot Accelerate Update CEG ended the year with 254 investors. Here’s the businesses that joined our Accelerate capital campaign in Q1: Mohawk Paper 1st Playable Productions JLL Wealth Advisory Group Richbell Capital Delaware Engineering Upstate NY Black Chamber of Commerce Wilson Elser ILUM Health Systems Better Business Bureau

April 11 2019
News

Economic Development Week in Review: April 8-12, 2019

Stay up-to-date on business and economic development happenings in the Capital Region with the CEG Economic Development Week in Review. Don’t miss out on the developments that are transforming the region by following us on: CEG IN THE NEWS Times Union: Do immigrants give or take more in New York

April 10 2019
News, Veterans

CEG Launches Veteran Connect Center Powered by the Leading Veteran Employment Platform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALBANY, NEW YORK – The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) today launched its new veteran attraction and retention arm, called the Veteran Connect Center (VCC). At a kickoff event at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, CEG also announced that the VCC will be powered by JobPath

April 9 2019
Clean Technology, General, R&D

Earth Day Special: Capital Region Confronts Climate Change with Innovation

As Earth Day approaches, Capital Region researchers are doing their part to honor and advance the purpose of the annual event through innovation. In fact, in 2018, inventors in the eight-county Capital Region were listed on more than 200 patents for technologies or applications for mitigation or adaption against climate

April 5 2019
News

Economic Development Month in Review: March 2019

For the Top Economic Development News of the Month, CEG selects news articles about projects or developments that promise to improve and/or transform the Capital Region’s economy, particularly those that related to manufacturing and initiatives outlined in, Capital 20.20, a five-year, multi-pronged plan for bringing economic prosperity to the entire

April 5 2019
Clean Technology

Earth Day Special: Capital Region Companies on the Front Lines in the Fight against Climate Change

The Capital Region has long been recognized as a national leader in cleantech innovation and green jobs. For example, a 2011 study by the Brookings Institution and the Battelle Technology Partnership Practice found that the Albany-Troy-Schenectady metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had, among the nation’s 100 largest MSAs, the highest concentration

April 5 2019
News

CEG Economic Development Week in Review: April 1-5, 2019

Stay up-to-date on business and economic development happenings in the Capital Region with the CEG Economic Development Week in Review. Don’t miss out on the developments that are transforming the region by following us on: CEG IN THE NEWS PR Underground: HV Gamer Con Announces Final Details of Major Esports

April 4 2019
General, R&D

The Capital Region Has 1.58M in Academic R&D space, More on the Way

The Capital Region continues to maintain a vast footprint of academic research and development space, and it is poised to get bigger with new construction projects underway at the University at Albany and Union College and another planned at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG)

April 4 2019
General, Manufacturing

Nearly 12% increase in Federal Defense Spending in the Capital Region

Department of Defense (DoD) spending for work primarily performed in the Capital Region rose  over the year by 12.2 percent in fiscal 2017. In fiscal 2017, the amount the federal government owed1 for unclassified contract and grant award transactions was $151.1 million for work primarily performed in the eight-county region2,

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