2/24/2014 8:55:02 AM

The Buffalo News: IBM to bring 500 new jobs to Buffalo

The Buffalo News

Cuomo to announce plan for IT center downtown

ALBANY – IBM is committing to bring 500 jobs to a new, 100,000-square-foot, state-owned computer information technology center in Buffalo to train future and current industry workers and to create cutting-edge software for energy, health, defense and other industries, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo plans to announce today.

Big Blue, as IBM sometimes is known, has also agreed to bolster a separate – though likely linked – endeavor by becoming the first corporate technology member of the recently announced New York Genomic Medicine Center, a $100 million new partnership between a genome research facility in Manhattan and the University at Buffalo’s center for computational research, according to Cuomo administration officials.

Some details of the announcement were provided to The Buffalo News on Sunday.

The new facility to house IBM, and what the state hopes will be other private sector companies involved in the expansive field of information technology services, is expected to open in downtown Buffalo in early 2015. Officials said a precise location for the new site downtown has not yet been finalized.

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