Micron Makes Historic Investment in Central New York

Posted on October 3, 2022

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Mega-fab investment in CNY puts region at forefront of global semiconductor manufacturing

Syracuse, NY - CenterState CEO President Robert Simpson issued the following message to members and stakeholders regarding Micron Technology’s historic investment in and selection of Central New York for its mega-fab facility, which will bring leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing to the region and state, and fuel U.S. technology and manufacturing leadership:

It is with exceptional pride and excitement that I can finally share that Micron Technology, Inc. has selected Central New York’s White Pine site for its semiconductor manufacturing facility that will create 9,000 new high paying Micron jobs. This is the largest private investment ever made in New York state history, up to $100 billion over the next 20-plus years, and one of the largest industrial manufacturing investments in the history of the United States. The scale of this investment is truly without comparison. It will put our community at the forefront of semiconductor manufacturing and drive untold future projects, investments and innovation. 

This is news we should all celebrate, particularly knowing that,for two decades, the leaders of this community have worked to create the kind of place that could support a project of this scale and achieve this win for Central New York and New York State. I am exceptionally proud that Micron noticed our history of self-led revitalization efforts and has chosen Central New York as the best place for them to make such a globally relevant investment. I am incredibly proud of the work of our local, county, state and federal partners in teaming to land this monumental project. I am grateful to our partners, including U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, Governor Kathy Hochul, Empire State Development, Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon and other leaders who have worked to ensure that the necessary legislation, site conditions and community assets were in place to secure this project.  

I am also proud of the team here at CenterState CEO who have worked tirelessly to support this attraction project at every stage. Our business attraction team supported site visits and hosted company representatives multiple times over the past 18 months. We worked alongsidefederal leaders to ensure the Chips and Science Act was passed, and provided New York State’s leadership with key insights as it developed and passed new Green Chips legislation. And the company has looked to our expertise in developing workforce programs and strategies that are crucial to ensuring the project’s investments reach across our community equitably.  Our team is anxious to continue working with Micron to ensure its long-term success here. 

In the coming weeks we will share more about Micron’s project and thetransformational impact it will have on Central New York.Until then, please visit www.centerstateceo.com/micron to submit your questions about the project. I hope you’ll join me in reflecting on this incredible moment for our community. Thank youfor your leadership and partnership. 



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