Yesterday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Batavia to announce a new yogurt plant for the burgeoning upstate industry. Today, he’s in Rochester and Syracuse to tout new manufacturing facilities.
This morning in Rochester, Cuomo held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to “unveil one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers for health research.” It will housed at the Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation at the University of Rochester. It’s a $100 million partnership between the University of Rochester and IBM.
Cuomo hailed that the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council named it as a priority project and received $5 million in state aid.
“With this partnership, New York has an unprecedented opportunity to participate in cutting edge healthcare research while creating hundreds of jobs at the University and in the Finger Lakes region,” Cuomo said in a statement.
The Center for Governmental Research did a report for UR that the center will create 900 jobs.
He’s headed to Syracuse later today to tour the laboratory at Cooper Crouse-Hinds.
The visits to Rochester and Syracuse were part of a trip that rescheduled from last month.