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Democrat & Chronicle: Photonics will boost Rochester’s future

Two local photonics experts used the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Wednesday night to set the stage for how the field will improve Rochester's job economy. Jay Eastman and Paul Ballentine looked in their crystal balls and told about 150 entrepreneurs that a $600 million photonics research institute coming to town will boost local higher education, jobs and the city's clout globally as the epicenter for everything optics. READ MORE >>

POSTED BY Democrat & Chronicle on October 12 2015

WHEC News: How did the photonics facility end up in the Rochester area?

Since June of 2012, Slaughter has worked to secure funding from a number of places. In March of 2014, Slaughter sent her first letter to the president, advocating for a manufacturing photonics institute in Rochester. Slaughter continued to push in April of 2015 as she secured $250 million in state funding for this institute. It is something she says will change the dynamic of the Rochester job market. READ MORE >>

POSTED BY WHEC News on July 27 2015

TWC News: Photonics Manufacturing Expects 6,000 New Jobs

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Roughly 6,000 jobs. That's the estimate from Congresswoman Louise Slaughter for the number of employment opportunities when photonics manufacturing comes to Rochester. Vice President Joe Biden is expected in town Monday morning to discuss the new project. READ MORE >>

POSTED BY TWC News on July 26 2015
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