ALBANY, N.Y. -- Governor
Cuomo announced what his office calls a major deal with IBM that will keep more
than 3,000 tech jobs in the Hudson Valley area.
"This agreement will keep thousands of high-tech jobs in New York and maintains
IBM's strong commitment to stay and grow in our state," Governor Cuomo said.
"IBM's presence is an important part of our ongoing advancement in
nanotechnology and I applaud their decision preserve thousands of Hudson Valley
jobs and expand the company's high-tech footprint here in New York."
The agreement announced today between the SUNY College Nanoscale Science and
Engineering and IBM called on the company to maintain 2,350 jobs along with 750
jobs in its semiconductor plants and related fields in Dutchess County as well
as Albany and Yorktown Heights.
The job commitments from IBM are part of a joint investment that the company
and the state are making in nanotechnology throughout New York State. As part
of the agreement, 500 new IBM IT jobs will also be created in Buffalo within
the $55 million Buffalo IT Innovation and Commercialization Hub.
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