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11/1/2013 9:18:25 AM

WKTV: Seeing is believing; Community invited to Nano Utica

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UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) -- For years Nano Utica was just a dream and many people started to doubt it would happen. So this weekend, SUNYIT is hosting a Quad C Community Day so you can see it for yourself.

"You can actually touch it. Everybody's saying it's never going to happen, what are they doing over there. Now, they can come out here and we'll take them on site and they can look and see that it is happening and it is big," said D.J. Alm, senior construction manager, M+W Group.

The foundation is laid, steel beams are rising and SUNYIT wants residents to see it first-hand.

"We'd love to see everyone from the community, near and far. Prospective students, people that just want to know what's happening," said Robert Geer, acting president of SUNYIT.

The community day will include 'nanotechnology 101' sessions and tours of the $125 million computer chip commercialization center.

"Nano Utica is going to be transformational. You have global companies saying they want to put their feet right here in the Mohawk Valley. That's outstanding," said Geer. "There is nothing more important than the people in this community seeing the investment."

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