The push continues for nanotechnology dominance in the Mohawk Valley. Thursday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a major investment headed to the SUNY IT campus. It means big money and big time job growth. Andrew Sorensen has most.
UTICA, N.Y. -- The future of nanotechnology in the Mohawk Valley got a lot brighter Thursday.
Governor Andrew Cuomo was at SUNY IT to announce a $1.5 billion plan leaders are calling Nano Utica. It's actually an expansion of a project already underway on the SUNY IT campus.
Six companies are coming together to invest that money into expanding the campus' new nanotech research and development facility known as "Quad C." It will include a 235,000 square foot office space and a clean room of more than 50,000 square feet. The state is investing $200 million in equipment.
The governor hopes the development will create a thousand new jobs and growth in the nanotech field, similar to what's happening in Albany.
Project leaders say the expansion shouldn't push back construction. They still expect to be done in late 2014.