Historic Micron Technology Investment Will Change CNY
Randy Wolken, President & CEO

The Micron Technology project announced on Tuesday will undoubtedly be transformative for the Central New York Community, New York, and beyond. MACNY, as a leader in manufacturing and tech workforce development, knows that our region is filled with a skilled and diverse workforce. This workforce will only grow by the thousands over the next decade. We look forward to working with the entire manufacturing community to help fill the talent pipeline needed for existing and future manufacturers to thrive across our region and state.

How large of an investment is coming to Central New York? Over the next two decades, Micron will invest up to $100 billion in building the nation’s largest semiconductor chips fabrication facilities employing up to 9,000 people. The supply network and related industries will hire up to an additional 41,000 workers. New York State will become the epicenter of semiconductor chip making, while also supporting related industries and communities throughout Upstate New York.

Not only will the project create thousands of advanced manufacturing jobs and other positions, but it will elevate New York’s profile as a high-tech manufacturing hub while strengthening our economic and national security. Our communities are ideally positioned because of our infrastructure and availability of abundant energy and water. Central and Upstate New York have a great manufacturing history which is one of the many reasons this investment is being made here.

It needs to be noted that without the hard work of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Governor Kathy Hochul, and Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon this investment would not have happened here in Central New York. The tireless and collective efforts they put forward, and those of their teams, made this project a reality. As a part of the many people who helped make this investment a reality, the MACNY Team is excited, ready, and committed to collaborate with our community partners and to be part of this historic endeavor. This investment over the decades ahead will be groundbreaking for the Central New York region we are proud to call home.

There is a real need to understand what this means to our members over the coming decade. Our team will ensure you stay connected to all the exciting developments. Until then, celebrate with me this historic win for manufacturing and CNY!