$225 million State investment leverages $1.5 billion in private investments
Single greatest investment of Governor’s Buffalo Billion and one of the State’s most significant investments ever in Buffalo to create 850 permanent jobs and at least 500 construction jobs
Governor Cuomo last week announced that as part of his Buffalo Billion initiative, New York State will build a state-of-the-art anchor hub facility for high tech and green energy businesses at RiverBend in the City of Buffalo.
Two California-based companies at the forefront of the clean energy revolution, Soraa and Silevo, will collectively invest $1.5 billion into the project and relocate major parts of their operations to the Buffalo High-Tech Manufacturing Innovation Hub at RiverBend from California, creating 850 permanent jobs and at least 500 construction jobs and attracting additional manufacturing companies to the site. RiverBend, formerly Republic Steel, is a 90-acre site that is ready for development.
Students explore the TEC-SMART GE Wind Technology Lab at Hudson Valley CC, which is one of 30 SUNY community colleges to be affected by the $14.6M U.S. Dept. of Labor grant.
For those in the job market, many skills can be acquired, while others you need to learn before you apply for that dream job. SUNY Community Colleges are looking to make learning those skills a little easier. As a result of a $14.6 million U.S. Department of Labor grant, SUNY is partnering with New York State businesses to develop and deliver new education programs with targeted workforce training. At a meeting at the SUNY Global Center today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer joined Chancellor Nancy Zimpher to announce some of the community college programs that have been developed as a result of this grant.
The grant is a part of the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program. Monroe Community College is leading the consortium of 30 SUNY community colleges and working with over 150 New York State business and economic development organizations to design programs that meet the needs of employers in high-need industries, including nanotechnology and advanced manufacturing.