New York to gain 1,400 high-tech jobs in Rochester — VIDEO

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Two leading photonics companies, Avogy and Photonica, will invest $1.6 billion and create more than 1,400 new high-tech jobs in Rochester. The investment comes on the heels of the $600 million Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation announced in July by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden at SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Rochester-region facility at Canal Ponds.

“This marks a transformative moment for Rochester that will fuel economic growth, create jobs and further secure this region’s place as the photonics capital of the nation,” Cuomo said. “By bringing this proven nanotechnology-driven economic development model to Rochester, we are attracting big businesses and building a thriving 21st century economy. Major investments like this are driving our momentum as we ensure that the economic resurgence continues in Upstate New York.”

Photo and video courtesy of Gov. Cuomo’s office

Source: Gov. Cuomo’s office

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