NYLN Partners

NY Loves Nanotech is a consortium of like-minded organizations, including economic development groups, academic institutions and technology equipment and service suppliers, who have joined forces to promote New York and all the state has to offer to high-tech industries.

As the state's chief economic development agency, Empire State Development invests strategically in infrastructure, innovation, place-making and revitalization, tradable sectors and workforce development—supporting the retention and health of existing businesses as well as the development of new companies and industries that will contribute to the state's 21st-century economy. New York State ranks No. 2 in the nation in academic R&D expenditures and semiconductor patents. In 2019, Bloomberg cited New York City as the "world's best tech city."

The Center for Economic Growth is the professional economic and business development engine serving as the primary point of contact for companies interested in growing in or moving to New York's Capital Region. The Capital Region is a bourgeoning innovation hub and a premier location for businesses to invest, expand, and thrive in a global economy. Recently named as the 3rd best place to find a technology job. The Region has world-class educational institutions, state-of-the-art R&D and commercialization centers, a high-tech business environment, diverse communities, breathtaking scenic beauty, cultural heritage and exciting recreational opportunities.

NY CREATES is a world-leading R&D, innovation hub, and commercial facilitator in advanced digital, analog, and power technologies. NY CREATES aims to further accelerate the growth of high-value, high-technology companies, by attracting entrepreneurs to New York State and supporting them through ideation, incubation and investment phases. NYCREATES continues the long-standing push to provide an invigorating environment for high technology industries – which in the past twenty-plus years has seen the establishment of IBM Research's CMOS technology development facility, Tokyo Electron Ltd's Technology Center America at Albany, the recently announced Applied Materials META Center, GlobalFoundries' flagship fab at Malta, NY, Danfoss’s power electronics packaging facility at Marcy, NY, and CREE Wolfspeed’s announcement it is expanding in NY, among others. Since its inception, Capital Investment at the Albany Nanotech Campus has exceeded more than $15,000,000,000. The current operating budget for NY CREATES is approximately $300,000,000/year and growing.

The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership leads a host of critical economic and workforce development initiatives across the public and private sectors, driving economic success for residents, businesses and government in Saratoga County, New York. The Saratoga Partnership is the first point of contact for business retention and expansion. Providing a seamless delivery of programs and services for businesses seeking to grow, and spearheads semiconductor industry marketing and attraction, global trade assistance, community economic development, and data collection and planning.

EDGE is a private, not-for-profit corporation created to lead economic development efforts in the Utica-Rome region of New York State. EDGE is involved in real estate development, financing, global marketing, business attraction, business retention and assistance, and public policy initiatives. EDGE oversees large regional transformational projects such as redevelopment of the former Griffiss Air Force Base (now Griffiss Business and Technology Park) and is the designated lead developer for Marcy Nanocenter Project (MNC). EDGE has a track record of facilitating large-scale development such as the recent attraction of CREE's silicon carbide wafer fabrication facility to MNC.

Syracuse and Onondaga County are home to top-ranking academic institutions, over a million square feet of move-in ready space, and unparalleled recreational assets. The City and County are rich in resources for business and life. The Onondaga County Office of Economic Development is a collaborative organization that provides information and services to relocating companies, expanding companies and local businesses. Its goal is to improve and grow the physical, financial and human infrastructure in Syracuse and Onondaga County, improving the area's ability to retain and recruit businesses.

Perfectly Positioned for Success. Buffalo Niagara's strategic location is just one of its assets. Fueling businesses with talent from the region's acclaimed colleges and universities, and green, clean hydro-electric energy from Niagara Falls, Buffalo Niagara is enjoying success today and positioned for long-term growth tomorrow in high-tech manufacturing – all within one of the most affordable and enjoyable regions of the country – come grow your business. Invest Buffalo Niagara (InBN) is the private, non-profit economic development agency serving the eight-county region of western New York State. InBN facilitates inbound investments making it easy for companies and their consultants to quickly and accurately gather data and familiarize themselves with all things Buffalo Niagara.

Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE) is an economic development organization committed to attracting new capital investments and creating regional wealth and new jobs throughout the Greater Rochester, NY region. From the Mars Rover to the James Webb Space Telescope, viewing new worlds is possible thanks to scientists in Rochester, NY, the world leader in optics, photonics and imaging. This region's imaging history is unparalleled. That's not all; the region has a strong competency in the areas of radio-frequency identification (RFID), sustainable packaging, drone technology, software development, data analytics, and more. As a trusted advisor, the GRE team of professionals will help you connect to the right people and find the right resources to expand your company here.

The Genesee County Economic Development Center is your one-stop-shop for businesses looking to locate or grow in upstate New York. Genesee County has the workforce talent, shovel-ready sites, financial assistance and market access to help your company grow. With 2.3 million population in less than an hour's drive, we have the workforce you need to succeed. It has programs, shovel-ready sites, incentives and loans available to assist you in your growth. For your products, you can reach 128 million customers in one day's drive of Genesee County.

National Grid has a long history of supporting and driving economic development in Upstate New York. Perhaps no better example of this is National Grid's twenty-year commitment to assisting in the development and growth of the nanotechnology industry in New York State. National Grid has collaborated from the very beginning with state and local economic development agencies, private industry, and academia on what is now an internationally recognized model for public-private partnerships in technology-led economic development. We have invested millions across Upstate New York to fund strategic outreach and marketing to the semiconductor industry, establish the NY Loves Nano brand, and prepare shovel ready sites. National Grid has been – and continues to be – an integral partner in providing critical engineering and planning support for the sophisticated electricity transmission infrastructure that today's intensely high-tech firms demand.

Saratoga Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) is a private sector, non-profit, consulting firm, established in 1978, that works to retain existing businesses while creating new jobs in Saratoga County, New York. Its mission is to create jobs and diversify the tax base while improving the quality of life for the residents of Saratoga County. SEDC accomplishes this through the retention of existing business, the attraction of new industry, and improving its product- Saratoga County, New York. With a Board of successful business people, and a staff of experts that understand what it takes to go into business and stay in business, the corporation brings a degree of experience that sets it apart from other non-profit economic development organizations.

AIM Photonics seeks to advance integrated photonic circuit manufacturing technology development while simultaneously providing access to state-of-the-art fabrication, packaging and test capabilities for small-to-medium enterprises, academia, and the government. It seeks to meet commercial, defense and civilian agency needs in the growing area of integrated photonics. Its mission also includes helping create a workforce capable of meeting industry needs. AIM Photonics vision is to establish a technology, business and education framework for industry, government and academia to accelerate the transition of integrated photonics solutions from innovation to manufacturing-ready deployment in systems spanning commercial and defense applications.