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‘SEMICONDUCTOR SUPERHIGHWAY’: Thruway will be integral to Buffalo-Rochester-Syracuse tech hub

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced a $40 million investment to turn I-90 into a “semiconductor superhighway” through the CHIPS Act.

The funds will create the “NY SMART I-Corridor Tech Hub,” connecting Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse. This corridor is expected to produce 25% of all microchips in the U.S. Schumer emphasized the positive impact on local job opportunities, stating that parents no longer need to see their kids leave the area for work.

The investment will support workforce training, manufacturing, and new supply chains, creating thousands of jobs in upstate New York. Schumer highlighted expansions like Edwards and Corning, which are already bringing hundreds of jobs to the region.