- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) - Work is underway on a new computer chip manufacturing facility near Utica.

The facility will house ams AG, an electronics company that plans to build advanced sensors at the site near Marcy.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office estimates that the plant will create up to 1,000 jobs in the region over the next decade. Cuomo says it’s a key part of a broader initiative to make Utica a nanotechnology hub. The state is spending more than $500 million to support the effort and build the plant.

The plan represents a $2 billion investment by ams AG, an Austrian manufacturer of semiconductors.

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