Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 7/10/2015

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IBM Announces Computer Chips More Powerful Than Any In Existence

“IBM said on Thursday that it had made working versions of ultradense computer chips, with roughly four times the capacity of today’s most powerful chips. The announcement, made on behalf of an international consortium led by IBM, the giant computer company, is part of an effort to manufacture the most advanced computer chips in New York’s Hudson Valley … “

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Numbers Say New York’s Tech Boom Is Real

” … now the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has done a rigorous analysis of the city’s tech scene that shows its enormous growth—57% since 2007 and almost five times the tech job increase nationally—and compares the city with other tech hubs around the country.”
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Solar Industry Sees Big Growth In New York And Albany Region

“The solar industry is fast-growing in New York and across the nation. In New York, the number of projects grew from 8,989 in 2011 to 25,947 in 2014. Growth in the Albany region was faster with the number of solar projects increasing from 899 to 3,054 during that same time.”
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Report: Manufacturing Jobs Up Compared To Mid-2014

“According to a recent analysis of federal statistics by WANTED Technologies, manufacturing accounted for more than 450,000 positions from April 1 through July 1, an increase of 5.8 percent compared to the same period in 2014.”
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New York Can Set The Standard For Medical Marijuana

“While critics have claimed New York’s medical marijuana regulations have set the bar too high for producers, it is those tough standards that will spark crucial innovation in cannabis-based medicines that will benefit patients in New York and throughout the country.”
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AMRI And IBM Projects In Buffalo Represent Transitioning Businesses

“… SolarCity is just one of the corporate faces of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ‘Buffalo Billion’ allocation, which aims to help transform the Western New York economy with strategic investments in new industries.”
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