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Hochul creates new office for Micron investment

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Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks at Binghamton University's Health Sciences in Johnson City. Oct. 25, 2021.

New York State will open an office to oversee Micron’s planned $100 billion investment in Central New York.

The Governor’s Office of Semiconductor Expansion, Management and Integration, or GO SEMI, will bring together numerous state agencies and local partners to oversee and expand investments in the semiconductor industry.

In a statement released Tuesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul said the office would build on the momentum of Micron’s announcement of moving to Onondaga County's Town of Clay by bringing public and private sector partners together to attract even more investments, jobs and businesses.

Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon applauded the creation of GO SEMI on social media. McMahon said coordinating state agencies will help build the project in a timely manner.

Katie Zilcosky is WAER’s All Things Considered host and features reporter. She also co-hosts WAER’s public affairs show Syracuse Speaks. As a reporter, she focuses on technology, economy, and identity.