Twenty years ago, the Capital Region was branded as Tech Valley—and in many ways, we have lived up to the name.
Our region is home to tech-based start-ups and growing companies, accelerators and incubators that spur innovation and commercialization, and universities that prepare their students with the skills they need to stay ahead of the pace of change.
There’s plenty of data, from recent analyses by the Center for Economic Growth, to back up these observations: More than 12,000 people were working for privately owned startups in the Capital Region in 2016. Area colleges and universities saw a 10 percent increase in STEM degrees last year. And, one in 20 semiconductor-related patents were awarded to local inventors in 2017.
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