May 3 2019

Week in Review: April 29 – May 3, 2019

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Times Union: Speaker: Albany-area, Austin share many bases for success

Saratoga Living: Tourism Hub Austin, Texas

Capitol Pressroom: Building the arts based economy 

Albany Business Review: What the Albany region can learn from Austin’s tourism boom, good and bad

ABC News 10: Capital Region becoming a hub for video game development


P-Tech program seeks to bridge New York’s education, skills gap

“Nick Suits never planned to go to college. His parents didn’t go, and he didn’t much care for school when he was younger. Suits was always planning on finishing high school and going to work as soon as he could.

But now, Suits, 18, has completed high school and is two weeks away from attaining an associate’s degree and going on to work full time at the GlobalFoundries Fab 8 Malta computer chip plant, where he’s been interning since last summer.”

Why Miller Mechanical’s next expansion will not be in Glens Falls

“Elizabeth Miller is ready to expand Miller Mechanical’s water jet cutting business for a second time in five years.

She fears this expansion will force her to move the steel, plastic, copper and stone cutting operation out of Glens Falls after she was unable to buy the former Mullen Iron Works property on Cooper Street.”

Why the area around Exit 17 on the Northway is now primed for development

“Brothers John and Mike Munter have constructed offices, microbreweries, food packaging plants and a peroxide factory in Saratoga County.

Now, they want to attract employers to one of the last undeveloped exits off the Interstate 87 Northway in Moreau at the northern edge of the county.”

Local BIDs participate in panel discussion in Troy

“Local business improvement district leaders gathered this week to talk about their purpose in a panel discussion titled “What Do BIDs Do?”

Directors of the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District, Downtown Albany Business Improvement District, Central Avenue Business Improvement District and Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation joined for a round-table talk about their unique districts, their focuses as an organization and what drives them in their roles on Tuesday at The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta in downtown Troy.”

Area yarnmaker spinning her way toward hemp

“Mary Jeanne Packer wants to tag along when industrial hemp grown at SUNY Morrisville goes to Poland for processing.

Packer, president of Battenkill Fibers in Washington County, is interested in seeing the machines that break down the plant’s sturdy stalks into usable material, in the hopes of someday incorporating a used one into her carding and spinning mill.”

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