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Plug Power to build gigafactory in Rochester, bring 380 jobs to region (access required)

Plug Power will establish a $125 million Innovation Center on John Street in Henrietta, a move that will create nearly 380 jobs. (provided)

Rochester will be home to the world’s first gigafactory dedicated to the production of hydrogen fuel cell stacks and electrolyzers, Plug Power Inc. and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer hinted at the deal in late December, ...

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Airport to receive funding for safety upgrades (access required)


Greater Rochester International Airport is slated to receive nearly $5.7 million in federal funding for improvements. The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the airport, which soon will be known as Frederick Douglass – Greater Rochester International Airport, $5.68 million ...

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Schumer touts Genesee County mega site for semiconductor push (access required)

Genesee County's STAMP industrial site with buildings superimposed.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer visited Genesee County on Friday to tout the Western New York Science and Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP) and his three-pronged push to jolt the U.S. semiconductor industry and the Upstate New York economy into high ...

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Schumer introduces legislation to bolster semiconductor industry (access required)

Phoenix-based ON Semiconductor is focused on energy efficient innovations in an effort to reduce global energy use. The Rochester site develops and manufactures image sensor devices for commercial, industrial and professional imaging applications, including machine vision, surveillance, traffic monitoring, medical and scientific imaging and photography. (Photo by Velvet Spicer)

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has introduced bipartisan legislation that promises to bolster U.S. leadership in the microelectronics sector that could have implications for Rochester’s photonics and semiconductor industry. Citing concerns that China is catching up to the U.S. in microelectronics ...

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Local hospitals to receive federal ‘safety net’ funding (access required)


Several hospitals statewide are slated to share nearly $300 million in emergency federal funding, including four in the Rochester metro area. U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand on Friday announced the “safety net” funding, which will provide health care ...

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Transit system gets $36 million in federal funding (access required)

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Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority is slated to receive $36.3 million in federal funding allocated by the Federal Transit Administration as part of the CARES Act. “As upstate communities like the Rochester Finger Lakes region battle the coronavirus pandemic, it’s imperative ...

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L3Harris awarded $100 million contract (access required)


L3Harris Technologies has been awarded a five-year, $100 million contract from U.S. Special Operations Command to work on the agency’s very small aperture terminals (VSAT). L3Harris will provide software, hardware and warranty upgrades that will extend the life of existing ...

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