Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 7/31/2015

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New York State Picks Medical-Marijuana Vendors

“New York’s new medical-marijuana program took another step forward Friday as Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration picked five companies to grow and sell the drug in the state.”
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By The Numbers: The State Of Women In Manufacturing

“Women are underrepresented in almost every manufacturing-related field, despite the fact that they earn over half the advanced degrees in the U.S. According to a study released this past week, Minding the Manufacturing Gender Gap, women make up the largest potential supply of untapped talent in the country.”
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American Craft Beer Production Volume Rises By 16 Percent During The First Half Of 2015, Report Finds

“Total U.S. craft beer production from January through the end of June this year was about 12.2 million barrels of beer, up from 10.6 million during the first half of 2014. In New York, craft beer production has increased by 54 percent in the last two years, according to data from April of this year.”

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3 Western New York Companies OK’d For Low-Cost Power

“Three area companies, including two in Wyoming County, are among 15 businesses to receive low-cost power allocations under the ReChargeNY program. The awards were announced July 20 by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after they were approved by the New York Power Authority Board of Trustees.”

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Albany Played Big Role In Winning Rochester’s $110 Million Photonics Institute

“Vice President Joe Biden and Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a trip up to Rochester, New York, Monday to announce the new Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation. That public-private investment in the center is expected to exceed $625 million and have an impact across upstate.”
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