NYS Manufacturing and Tech News Week of 4/23/18

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Hemp a new cash crop in New York state?
“’Hemp is not marijuana, even though it is in the same family. It has a THC level of .3,” Hunsberger said. “It is grown for a multitude of reasons, primarily for fiber as well as the seeds.’”
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Full steam ahead for Dunkirk pharmaceutical plant
“A major pharmaceutical facility planned for the Dunkirk area is beginning to take shape with substantive site work expected within the next couple of weeks.”
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How CSA farms are changing their business models: It’s not just a big box of lettuce and kale anymore
“So after trying many different CSA variations, the de Graffs ditched the CSA model and went digital. They shifted their CSA customers to a farm down the road and began selling produce, fruit and meat online – much like Amazon or Wegmans.”
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UB receives $32M state grant to establish Innovation Hub to support startups
“UB will facilitate a $32 million investment from New York State to launch an Innovation Hub in its New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences that will accelerate the growth of Western New York startups.”
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These are the tech finalists for annual InfoTech BETA awards
“The InfoTech WNY BETAS awards are set to be held May 3 at Buffalo Riverworks. The event, which begins at 4 p.m., will include its annual awards for individuals and companies involved in technology in Buffalo.
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Imagine RIT creations aim to change the world
“Exhibits at this year’s free festival —10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28 — will range from robotic machines, glass blowing, musical performances, space exploration projects and concrete canoes. Plenty of creations and ingenuity on display have a chance to bring ‘goodness’ to the world.”
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Buffalo punches above its weight in new manufacturing rankings
“Total annual pay for manufacturing employees exceeds $3 billion in the two-county Buffalo metropolitan area. Only 39 other metros across the United States can say the same.”
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