Governor Cuomo today announced that $715.9 million has been awarded through Round Three of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative–where more than $12.7 million of that is directly granted to SUNY campuses in order to help advance New York’s economy through research and innovation.
A centerpiece of the Governor’s strategy to jumpstart the economy and create jobs, the Regional Councils were put in place in 2011 to redesign the state’s approach to economic development from a top-down model to a community-based, performance-driven approach. The initiative empowers community, business, and academic leaders, as well as members of the public in each region of the state, to develop strategic plans specifically tailored to their region’s unique strengths and resources in order to create jobs and support economic growth.
$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.
New York’s Master Teacher Program seeks to identify, reward, and support outstanding public school teachers throughout New York State. It is inspired by and modeled after Math for America, which is a supplementary education program for teachers that has flourished in New York City and since expanded nationwide. Master Teachers are chosen because they have proven content expertise, effective pedagogical skill and a deep understanding of their students and their communities. Once selected, Master Teachers will engage in activities to even further develop their talents in those three areas.
This fall, Governor Cuomo announced the first cohort of over 100 Master Teachers from the Central New York, Western New York, North Country and Mid-Hudson regions. The group has just completed their first regional cohort meetings and is poised to mentor peer and pre-service teachers, further develop their own expertise, and enhance the overall learning experience of our students for years to come.
Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities Names New York a Leader in Economic Engagement
SUNY Chancellor Zimpher poses with the APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity Award in Washington, D.C.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the State University of New York was recognized by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) with a prestigious national award for its economic engagement efforts, including START-UP NY. SUNY was one of four institutions of higher education presented with APLU’s inaugural Innovation and Economic Prosperity Award in Washington, D.C.
“From START-UP NY to SUNY Nano Tech, New York State is using our university system to innovate, develop new industries to grow the upstate economy, and most of all, create jobs,” Governor Cuomo said. “This prestigious award from APLU is a testament to our economic engagement efforts, and I congratulate Chancellor Zimpher and all of SUNY for this recognition. We will continue to use our world-class SUNY system as an innovative asset to attract private partnerships and investments, grow local economies across the state, and create jobs in New York State.”
SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher accepted the award at the APLU annual meeting in Washington, D.C., where she delivered a keynote address on the importance of higher education in front of more than 2,000 people.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that six leading global technology companies will invest $1.5 billion to create ‘Nano Utica,’ the state’s second major hub of nanotechnology research and development. The public-private partnership, to be spearheaded by the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY CNSE) and the SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT), will create more than 1,000 new high-tech jobs on the campus of SUNYIT in Marcy.
The consortium of leading global technology companies that will create Nano Utica are led by Advanced Nanotechnology Solutions Incorporated (ANSI), SEMATECH, Atotech, and SEMATECH and CNSE partner companies, including IBM, Lam Research and Tokyo Electron. The consortium will be headquartered at the CNSE-SUNYIT Computer Chip Commercialization Center, and will build on the research and development programs currently being conducted by ANSI, SEMATECH, and their private industry partners at the SUNY CNSE campus in Albany, further cementing New York’s international recognition as the preeminent hub for 21st century nanotechnology innovation, education, and economic development.