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Partnership Formed To Boost High-Tech Economy In Capital Region

Lucas Willard
A model of GlobalFoundries Fab 8 facility in Malta

A new partnership has formed in Saratoga County to attract high-tech businesses to the region. 

The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership announced Thursday that it has partnered with the Global Semiconductor Alliance to grow the area’s high-tech economy.

The Town of Malta in Saratoga County is home to semiconductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries, which employs about 3,000 people.

The groups intend to promote the county as a hub for high-tech businesses. A GSA office is expected to open at the planned Next Wave Center to provide space for companies looking to do business in the region. 

Lucas Willard is a news reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011. He produces and hosts The Best of Our Knowledge and WAMC Listening Party.
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