(WNY News Now) – Congressman Nick Langworthy (NY-23) leads a bipartisan effort to secure approval for the New York Semiconductor Manufacturing and Research Technology Innovation Corridor (NY SMART I-Corridor) application under the Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs (Tech Hubs) Program. Several New York Representatives express their support for the initiative.
Washington – Congressman Nick Langworthy (NY-23) announced the approval of the New York Semiconductor Manufacturing and Research Technology Innovation Corridor (NY SMART I-Corridor) application for the Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs (Tech Hubs) Program. The initiative received overwhelming bipartisan support from various New York representatives, further solidifying the region’s commitment to advancing technology, creating high-paying jobs, and securing the nation’s technological and economic future.
Congressman Langworthy, who played a pivotal role in securing approval for the project, expressed his enthusiasm, emphasizing the rich legacy of manufacturing innovation in Western New York and the Southern Tier. He underscored the significance of the NY SMART I-Corridor in advancing semiconductor research and production, given its proximity to the renowned Micron facility in Upstate New York.
Congressman Joe Morelle (NY-25) hailed the federal commitment to bolstering the local innovation economy and job creation. He stressed the importance of leveraging the unique economic strengths of the region to pioneer industries of the future, contributing to the nation’s technological progress.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) highlighted Western New York’s potential to lead the nation in semiconductor production. He emphasized the strength in collaboration and the project’s role in bolstering national security and delivering economic opportunities.
Congressman Marc Molinaro (NY-19) lauded the significant investment in Upstate New York’s future, positioning the region as a hub for innovation, job growth, and economic prosperity. He emphasized the collaborative efforts of New York Members of Congress in advancing technology and creating opportunities.
Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-24) celebrated the official designation of the Buffalo-Rochester-Syracuse corridor as a Regional Technology and Innovation Hub. She stressed the potential for job opportunities and the revitalization of the nation’s supply chains, all while promoting economic and technological progress.
Congressman Brandon Williams (NY-22) expressed his excitement for the new era that a Tech Hub designation would bring to New York. He noted the potential for job creation and national security enhancement through domestic semiconductor production.
The United States Economic Development Association Tech Hubs Program aims to enhance U.S. economic and national security by investing in regions with the potential to become global leaders in future technologies and industries.