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The Business Council of New York State 2018 Environment Conference

Credit: The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

OBG recently took part in The Business Council of New York State's 2018 Annual Environment Conference on November 13-14, 2018 in Saratoga Springs, New York. This year's conference brought together regulators and expert consultants to talk about the latest in environment regulation and law, including regulatory changes and environmental issues in New...

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Improved projects through informed decision making

Steve Eckler,

Decision making is a process that requires information. Informed decision making requires information relative to several priorities, which vary depending on the proposed action. The need to understand the outcomes of our decisions promotes an information-based, decision-making process that, in the engineering realm, often considers and balances outcomes...

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Innovative approach to economic development: Q&A with Steve Eckler

Steve Eckler

Thought leader and industry expert in economic development Steve Eckler discusses OBG’s innovative approach to economic development and his perspective on the public-private partnership approach to business attraction. Q: How is OBG using technology to compete in the industry? A: Technology is a physical manifestation of innovation. Our ab...

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Supporting transformative change in the Mohawk Valley region of New York State

Steve Eckler

The potential for positive, transformative economic change in the Mohawk Valley region of New York State is on the rise. OBG is supporting numerous clients and game-changing opportunities in the region, including the Marcy Nanocenter, Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad C), Utica Harbor Redevelopment, Tractor Supply Warehouse and Distribution Center,...

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Supporting New York State economic development initiatives

Steve Eckler,

OBG continues to partner with and support New York State to create economic opportunity.  Most recently, OBG participated in a Business Connection Forum co-sponsored by the Center for Economic Growth, Silicon Europe Worldwide, and NY Loves Nanotech.  The forum brought together North American and European companies and communities...

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Collaboration between neighborhood group and redevelopment authority to redevelop brownfields

NRT, an OBG Company (NRT), recently took part in the Sweet Water Clean Rivers, Clean Lake Conference on May 4, 2017 in Germantown, Wisconsin. This conference brings together nonprofit, government, business, and academic organizations to learn about improving the health of watersheds through policy innovation, technical and...

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Visioning space to support facility repurposing

Steve Eckler,
3D model comprised of points captured by a 360-degree laser scanner

There’s a growing trend in the industrial real estate market—the abandoned assets of yesterday’s assembly line-based manufacturing are becoming today’s opportunities for the advanced manufacturing market. Building upon the due diligence of the founding architects of the “Location, Location, Location” site selection mantra, adaptive reuse can...

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Reducing time-to-market to attract advanced manufacturing

Steve Eckler,

Advanced manufacturing industries are competing in a new global economy. The development of new technologies and smart manufacturing systems is fast-paced and competitive, but brings with it transformative economic opportunity to host communities. Attracting these opportunities to a specific site on the globe is a competitive process, which requires proactive...

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