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

January 11 2017
News

The Business Review reports on CEG study on the top Northeast metros for university R&D spending — Albany ranks 4th

Albany Business Review By: Shannon Sweeney From SUNY Polytechnic Institute to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the Albany, New York area is a hub for university research and development. The area ranked fourth out of 20 Northeastern metropolitan areas for university research and development spending, according to analysis released this week by

January 11 2017
News

Area ranks at top for research

Times Union By: Eric Anderson Albany – The Capital Region fares well in a new analysis by the Albany-based Center for Economic Growth looking at the role university research and development plays in the local economy. The analysis, covering 2011 to 2015, measures total university R&D spending, R&D spending per

January 5 2017
News

Region gets $54M boost

Times Union By: Robert Downen Albany – Federal health research funding for Capital Region institutions increased significantly last year, a welcome sign for the area’s growing medical and technology sectors. All told, area companies, academic institutions and nonprofits received $54 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health, with

January 4 2017
News

New attitude in manufacturing industry is bringing jobs back home

Spotlight News By: Michael Hallisey Local businesses network with one another in a continuous trend promoting community over competition, and that attitude is what’s defining a new “paradigm” in a changing manufacturing industry. New York state is home to a rich network of innovation assets and other resources that can help

January 3 2017
R&D

Gaming Gives Capital Region’s NIH Award Haul a Boost

With the help of its software gaming industry, the Capital Region received 9.5 percent more in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding last fiscal year, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of new data from the federal agency. In fiscal 2016, Capital Region academic institutions, companies and

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