March 6 2017
Manufacturing, R&D

Capital Region Nets the Greatest Share of Advanced Federal Technology Seed Funding in NYS

The Capital Region has emerged as New York’s leading recipient of advanced federal technology seed funding. Even more, the eight-county region in 2015 attracted significantly more Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program funding than the previous year, according to a Center for Economic Growth

March 4 2017
News

Area job market strong, but far less than perfect

Daily Gazette By: John Cropley Unemployment across the Capital Region is low, but that does not mean everything is great in the local job market. There is work for most people who want a job, but the job a particular applicant wants may not exist, or may not pay as

February 24 2017
News

SUCCESS STORY: Talent Connect Helps RPI Sr. Principal Gifts Officer’s Family Make Troy Home

  In 2015, Joseph Strodel accepted a job as a senior principal gifts officer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). The new job meant Joseph and his wife, Thérèse Verley Strodel, would be moving back to New York State from Canada, where he had been serving as the director of corporate

February 20 2017
News

Argyle Cheese Farmer thriving as a 150-year-old dairy business

Times Union By: Alicia Biggs While farmers are careful not to hurry their crops, they are equally cautious about making business changes. Those who adapt and change, developing niche markets like Argyle Cheese Farmer, are thriving. Expanding their line of products with cheeses, cheese spreads, cheesecakes, breads, Greek yogurt, gelato

February 8 2017
Software/Gaming/IT

How a Tech Job Salary in Albany Beats Ones in San Francisco or NYC

Compared to smaller metros, big cities typically have bigger paychecks, especially when it comes to tech jobs. But bigger is not necessarily better – or more – in terms of buying power. This is something that professionals in tech fields should keep in mind when they are considering whether to

February 8 2017
Education/Training

How Smart is the Capital Region? It Ranks 13th in the NE for Degree Attainment

It Ranks 13th in the NE for Degree Attainment More College Grads Needed to Rival Major Tech Hubs As New York State continues to identify ways to attract more college graduates to upstate, the Capital Region already has a head start in developing a high concentration of very educated workers

January 25 2017
General

Capital Region Vehicle Registrations Shift into High Gear

The Capital Region’s economic engine continues to run strong, with the number of standard (passenger) vehicles registered in 2015 growing at the second fastest annual rate among of the state’s 10 regions, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of recently released New York State Department of Motor

January 20 2017
R&D

Study IDs Top Northeast Metros for University R&D Spending

New York City, Philadelphia and Boston have long been recognized as the Northeast’s leading research and development hubs, partly because of their concentration of prestigious higher education institutions. However, universities in a handful of smaller metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) throughout the region are actually more intensely engaging in R&D activities.

January 19 2017
News

CEG’s Kennedy says Capital Region ready for biotech push

Times Union By: Larry Rulison The Capital Region’s top economic development executive says the area is uniquely positioned to take advantage of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s massive life sciences and biotechnology push this year that includes $450 million in spending on the fast-growing sector. “Our region’s concentration of biotech companies, such

January 18 2017
News

Cuomo wants to spend big on life sciences, a growing industry in Albany

Albany Business Review By: Michael DeMasi Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to spend $150 million on a “life sciences laboratory public health initiative,” part of a broader push at supporting an industry that attracts $2 billion in federal research grants to New York — third-highest of any state — but translates

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