Are the Self-Employed Happier?

Ashleigh Kinsey, AK Design Ashleigh Kinsey, AK Design Guest post by Ashleigh Kinsey, owner, AK Design A new study has shown the self-employed both enjoy their work more and find it more rewarding – despite longer hours and less job security – than those who work for others. The study found that those who were self-employed were not only amongst … Read More

ACE Inside Look: Nine Pin Cider

Photos and article by Ska City Photography; photos from the ACE Creative Economy Mixer on April 23, 2018. Nine Pin Cider Works is a thriving business that retains the appeal and loyalty of a family-run endeavor despite growing their wholesale footprint to 3 states and housing a large tasting room in the heart of the Capital District. Bottles are still … Read More

Solving Diversity Issues in the Creative Economy

Ashleigh Kinsey, AK Design

Photo credits: Jenn Baumstein/WMHT and Amy Griffin/Opalka Gallery Guest post by Ashleigh Kinsey, owner, AK Design On April 11, 2018, ACE had a Creative Economy event with the subject “Open Forum: Diversity in the Creative Economy.” The purpose of this meeting was to engage members of the community and have a conversation about diversity in upstate New York’s Creative Economy. … Read More

New Video Highlights Albany Symphony & Creative Economy

Check out this terrific video tour hosted by Albany Symphony’s David Alan Miller, created by the Capital Region Economic Development Council to celebrate and spotlight some fantastic projects around our region, including Creative Economy star Melissa auf der Maur of Basilica Hudson. Interested in all of the CREDC’s priority projects? Find them here in the 2017 “Capital Region Creates” Progress … Read More