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Education, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Jobs

U.S. manufacturing contributes $2.25 trillion to the economy each year, provides more than 12 million careers with average salary and benefits above $80,000/year and is a key source of innovation. Manufacturers perform more than 75 percent of the nation’s private sector research and development.

However, there are two alarming trends in...

Democrat and Chronicle
Automation, Defense, Economy, Electronics, Facilities, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Jobs, Photonics, Productivity, Smart Manufacturing, Sustainability, Workforce

Construction of a national photonics initiative headquartered in Rochester should end up $3.2 million under budget, officials said Tuesday.

Meanwhile, roughly half of the $44 million in tools for the research hub on Lake Avenue have been delivered or are in transit. Installation is expected to begin next month, with officials anticipating an opening...

WHAM Rochester, NY
Defense, Economy, Health, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Jobs

Two floors of a former Kodak building on Lake Avenue have been renovated to house the nearly-completed AIM Photonics headquarters.

Approximately $30 million in taxpayer money has been used to prepare it; another $30 million is in the works.

The nerve center of AIM Photonics is in the clean room, whether designs will be developed into prototypes...

Democrat and Chronicle
Defense, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Jobs

The AIM Photonics national photonics initiative based in Rochester, NY, received a nod of encouragement Friday from the Pentagon official overseeing this and other manufacturing institutes nationally.

Project leaders authorized $30 million in state funding on Friday to cover education and workforce development, research and development initiatives...

Defense, Health, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Jobs

The New York State Photonics Board took more steps on Friday toward trying to attract more photonics manufacturers to come to the Rochester area.

Governor Andrew Cuomo had announced during his State of the State address in January that he wants to allocate $30 million toward attracting photonics companies to the region.

On Friday, the photonics board...