Capital Region manufacturing employment hits highest level in decades

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Employment in the Capital Region’s manufacturing sector is surging. It hit its highest level in more than two decades last summer.

Capital Region privately owned manufacturers averaged more than 35,000 jobs in the third quarter of 2022.

That makes the Capital Region’s manufacturing sector the only one in the state among nine other economic development regions that is larger than it was before the pandemic.

The industries expanding the most include cheese manufacturing.
BelGioioso Cheese recently expanded its Glenville plant where it makes mozzarella and ricotta cheese.

Converted paper product manufacturing is another big gaining industry. This includes Morcon Tissue, which is preparing to expand its Eagle Bridge paper conversion facility in Washington County.

This submission comes to us from the Center for Economic Growth.