12/13/2010 3:00:00 AM
Times Union: We're a high-tech mecca
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ALBANY -- A national report has named the Capital Region one of the fastest growing areas in the country for technology jobs.
The report, called CyberCities 2010, was released Wednesday by the TechAmerica Foundation in Washington, D.C., and it found that the area's strength is its research and development labs -- such as Albany NanoTech and GE Global Research in Niskayuna.
"To be recognized as a national leader in high-tech job and wage growth is testament to the success of New York's pioneering nanotechnology strategy," said Alain Kaloyeros, chief executive officer of the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, which operates Albany NanoTech. Full Article
Statement from CNSE Senior Vice President and CEO Dr. Alain Kaloyeros on the Cybercities 2010 Report:
“The Cybercities 2010 report demonstrates that New York’s nanotechnology economy, led by the Capital Region, is firmly established as a global leader in the innovation-driven society of the 21st century. More importantly, with the dawn of the resourceful and determined leadership of Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo through his “New York Works” plan for economic revival, and the sustained strategic vision and proactive support of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, New York has an important cornerstone on which to build. To be recognized as a national leader in high-tech job and wage growth is testament to the success of New York’s pioneering nanotechnology strategy. Innovative public-private partnerships, as embodied by the collaboration of government, industry and academia at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, are creating high-tech jobs, attracting global companies, and enticing private investment. And, as that model is deployed statewide, the opportunities to catalyze economic development and growth offer exciting possibilities for the future.”