Marty Vanags

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State of the Economy — Saratoga County, NY

The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership will be hosting the inaugeral State of the Economy — Saratoga County on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 30 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. Lunch and presentation will begin at noon. The event will feature the release of the Saratoga County Economic
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Land Remediation Opens Headquarters and Operations Facility, Brings New Investment and Green Jobs to Saratoga County

  $1.8M project, which repurposes a former industrial site, is the first to receive a refund through unique program offered by the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership Waterford, NY – Land Remediation Inc., which provides environmental remediation and other specialized services to customers in the Capital Region and throughout the Northeast, today officially opened its new headquarters
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Calling all Entrepreneurs, Developers, Students, Small Businesses and Designers

Saratoga Go! Smart City technology innovation competition will be kicking off this Thursday, April 6 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Empire State College. Participants are invited to create community innovations that will improve the quality of life for residents, businesses, or visitors in any city. Participants can submit any solution aimed at developing Smart
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Semiconductors: The Industry that Changed the World, to be presented March 27 by Dr. Thomas Caulfield of GLOBALFOUNDRIES

The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership is pleased to announce that the 33rd annual F. William Harder Lecture in Business Administration at Skidmore College will be presented by Dr. Thomas Caulfield, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Fab 8, GLOBALFOUNDRIES. The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership invites the business community to join them at this event and learn more about
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New York State Economy Tops 8 Million Private Sector Jobs

New York State Economy Tops 8 Million Private Sector Jobs

Statewide Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.6% 28,500 Private Sector Jobs Added in January 2017 In January 2017, New York State’s private sector job count increased by 28,500, or 0.4%, to 8,035,600, a new record high, according to preliminary figures released today by the New York State Department of Labor. Since the end of the State’s
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Playing a Gig? What does it mean to the Saratoga County economy?

The word “gig” comes from the creative and performance art industry wherein a date to perform is referred to as gig. Jazz musicians popularized the word in the 1920s for short term jobs and “regular gig” was a job they could could return to on a periodic basis. The gig economy is being talked about more and
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Big Savings for Saratoga County Businesses in 2016

At a time of year when everyone has money going out of their pockets faster than Santa crisscrossing the globe on Christmas Eve, we want to take a minute to talk about how we’ve helped business here in Saratoga County save money in 2016. Let’s say a business is planning to invest $7 million dollars
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Saratoga County Prosperity SUMMIT

Next steps after a successful economic development summit

It’s all about turnout this week. More than 100 Saratoga County public officials and regional business leaders came out to our inaugural economic development summit yesterday, a sign that people want to be engaged and are hungry for information. If you couldn’t make it, we will recap the event, sharing key takeaways, photos, video clips
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Marty Vanags

CEcD… What Does it Mean?

Recently I was awarded the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Hooray! Good for me, right? Good for anyone else? Let’s see what this means for everyone. Let me start by saying the CEcD designation is not easy to attain. It takes some work. Candidates for the CEcD must
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Major investment in Saratoga County advanced manufacturing

When you attend an event where the President of the United States is speaking, you usually just check it off as a neat life experience. Last week when I was attending 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit, President Obama took the stage to discuss doing business in the United States to an audience of potential global investors. Part way
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