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Chipfab Plant For Marcy

The Albany NanoCollege is branching out westward, stimulating even more growth.

The College could invest as much as $50 billion in the Mohawk Valley through the development of a large computer chip manufacturing site outside Utica. The partnership between SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and Mohawk Valley EDGE was announced Wednesday  The Marcy NanoCenter site next to SUNY IT there in Marcy has enough acreage to support three fabs - the operation would be larger than the current GlobalFoundries factory in Malta. Officials say the project will bring 5,000 direct and 15,000 indirect jobs.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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