March 17 2020
Population Health Technology, R&D

The Research Connection – March 2020: Population Health Technology Edition

Featured R&D projects: MortalityMinder: A Tool for Analyzing County-level Mortality Trends App-Based Device to Accelerate Recovery for Chronic Pain, Other Illnesses Population Health Observatory This edition’s contributors: SUNY Research Foundation | University at Albany | University at Buffalo | Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute MortalityMinder: A Tool for Analyzing County-level Mortality Trends Description: MortalityMinder is an app

February 21 2020
Creative/Agriculture/Food, Employment/Workforce

Area’s Labor Force Is Getting Younger

The labor force of the Capital Region’s largest metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is “young” again, with the median age of its labor force (16 to 64 years old) slipping below 40 years. Even more, the median age of the Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA’s labor force is declining faster than all but one of New York’s metro areas.1

February 21 2020

The Capital Region’s North American Trade Partners

If Canada ratifies the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) as expected, it could help the Capital Region1 boost trade with its northern neighbor. With the USMCA promising to provide U.S. producers of automotive parts and dairy and poultry products with new market access to Canada– and motorized vehicles and agricultural foodstuffs being the region’s top five

January 13 2020

Capital Region’s Prime Location Drives $4.1B in Domestic Truck Freight Shipments

More than $4 billion in goods are domestically transported from the Capital Region annually by truck. While the majority (88.6 percent) of that freight (by value) is shipped by truck throughout Northeast, 5.9 percent goes to states in the South, 3.8 percent to the Midwest and 1.7 percent to the West, according to a Center

January 13 2020
General, Regional/County Profiles

Capital Region’s Private Sector Gross Regional Product Grows

The gross regional product (GRP) of the Capital Region’s private sector increased over the last five years by 6.1 percent, boosted by robust growth in the real estate, information, health care and manufacturing sectors, according to a Center for Economic Growth analysis.1 Regional Performance GRP is defined as “the market value of all goods and

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