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Schumer – Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse Named Federal Tech Hub


US Senator, Chuck Schumer, has announced Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse is now 1 of 31 regions in the nation to receive a Federal Tech Hub Designation. The designation will allow companies an opportunity for significant federal funding to build while also assisting the country in growing the semiconductor industry and critical supply chains.

“Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse are officially on the road to becoming America’s semiconductor superhighway. I created this program with Upstate NY in mind, and now three of our own cities that helped build America, have not only won the exclusive federal Tech Hub designation for semiconductors, but also won a once in a generation opportunity to write a new chapter for Upstate NY building our nation’s future. This 3 region Tech Hub will hit the gas on NY’s booming chips industry by attracting new companies, training our workforce for tens of thousands of good-paying jobs, and bringing manufacturing in this critical industry back from overseas to right here in Upstate NY,” said Senator Schumer.

The proposal titled NY SMART I-Corridor Tech Hub, will now help build on investment in the Upstate New York Region. Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse Region is one of 31 regions in the nation that can now compete for billions of dollars in federal funding to help transform their region into a global hub for workforce development, innovation, and manufacturing of semiconductor technology.

The Upstate New York Region beat out “hundreds” of applications in order to be chosen for the Tech Hub designation. The NY SMART I-Corridor Tech Hub proposal will now be able to compete for the next phase of the Tech Hubs Program that will invest between $50 and $75 million in each of 5 to 10 Designated Hubs.

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