2/28/2014 7:42:52 AM

Central New York Business Journal: Contractors complete steel structure on Quad-C of Nano Utica project

Central New York Business Journal

MARCY — Construction crews have completed the steel structure ahead of schedule in the construction of the $125 million computer-chip commercialization center (Quad-C). The office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo today acknowledged it in a news release as a “key” moment in the first phase of Cuomo’s $1.5 billion Nano Utica initiative.

The State University of New York College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY CNSE) and the SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) are spearheading the effort.

Nano Utica is the public-private partnership that Cuomo announced last October that’s intended to bring more than 1,500 jobs to the region.

It’s also meant to “further define New York as the global leader in nanotechnology-based research and development,” Cuomo’s office said in the news release.

“Not only will this project create over a thousand new high-skilled, high-paying jobs, but it marks New York’s emergence as a world leader in the nanotechnology sector. Quad-C will be the catalyst for nanotechnology innovation, education, and economic development in New York. The project is ahead of schedule and exciting things lay ahead,” Cuomo said in the news release.

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