Central New York Hub for Emerging Nano Industries
The Central New York (CNY) Hub for Emerging Nano Industries in Syracuse, NY, will specialize in providing advanced visual production research and education to support New York’s rapidly growing film and television industry, with a focus on the use of nanotechnology to drive innovations in computer-generated imagery and animation, as well as motion capture technology utilized by today’s production facilities. This initiative includes a minimum private investment of $150M over seven years. SUNY Poly will provide $15M to build the facility at the Collamer Crossings Business Park in Dewitt, and Onondaga County has invested $1.4M to ensure shovel-ready status for the two 52,000 square foot buildings that will be completed. They will offer research and development, manufacturing, and office space for a diverse cross-section of businesses, including The Film House, a California-based film and television company, which will be the facility’s first tenant. As announced by Governor Cuomo in March 2014, the project will create at least 350 new high-tech jobs and 150 construction jobs.