The Center for Economic Growth is a nonprofit, regional economic and business development organization that serves as the primary point of contact for businesses interested in growing in or moving to New York’s Capital Region. Through our longstanding relationships with local economic development officials and regional business leaders, we help businesses navigate the governmental, financial and logistical terrains of any of the eight counties in the Capital Region.

Whether you are looking for incentives, real estate or comprehensive demographic and business climate information, or are in need of entrepreneurship or workforce training services, we know the routes you should take to find them in Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren or Washington counties. If you want to relocate or expand anywhere in the Capital Region, call us. CEG knows the way.


Since its founding in 1987, CEG has played a vital role in creating a rich economic development environment throughout the region by creating world class transportation and logistical hubs, investing in our anchor institutions, making the region an international gateway and helping to advance major economic development projects.

From working to turn Albany International Airport into a world-class facility to helping lay the groundwork for GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ chip plant in Saratoga County, CEG champions the region not only within the boundaries of its eight counties but around the globe as well. Our mission is to market the Capital Region to attract new business and encourage new investments, enable existing businesses to be more competitive in the global marketplace, and promote collaboration and enhance partnerships among the region’s stakeholders.


CEG work and vision is supported by more than 250 investors in business, government, education, and the not-for-profit sectors. Additionally, CEG serves as a regional technology center under the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership program, which is facilitated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and New York Empire State Development Division of Science, Technology and Innovation.

CEG’s Business Growth Solutions, which these partners support, serves as a comprehensive resource and support system for the region’s manufacturing and technology sectors. It delivers programs and services to help SMEs improve performance, accelerate innovation and identify market opportunities, including exports. CEG also provides local employers with skilled worker attraction, retention and development services through Talent Connect.

Call CEG today to learn more about how we can help your business grow in Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Hudson, Saratoga Springs, Catskill, Glens Falls or elsewhere in the Capital Region.

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