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Central New York, Western New York join forces for tech hub application that could bring big federal money to Upstate NY

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Regions extending from Syracuse to the western part of New York are preparing to file a combined application to the United States Economic Development Agency (EDA) with the goal of becoming a national tech hub.


The application, due by August 15, intends to leverage Micron’s plans to invest $100 billion in Central New York, according to Spectrum News.

The EDA’s initiative plans to designate 20 regions to share $15 million, and an additional five to ten regions will receive between $50 and $75 million.

The tech hub designation bid has support from bipartisan congressional delegates, highlighting the region’s already developing vocational skills, robust infrastructure, abundance of natural resources, and educational institutions.