Ground was broken Friday on a facility in a rural area of DeWitt that’s expected to bring more of Hollywood to Onondaga County. In fact, the Central New York Hub for Emerging Nano Industries already has a tenant.
During the state of the county address earlier this year, California-based film and TV company “The Film House” announced it will relocate its headquarters, production, post production, and distribution operations to the facility. President and CEO Ryan Johnson was on hand for the groundbreaking.
"Not only will we get to work with this first kind of educational institution that will drive production and innovations globally, it will help train and develop our future workforce so we can continue to grow in Syracuse and build the film industry in Upstate New York."
Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy was among the officials turning over the first symbolic shovels of dirt.
Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy says the CNY Nano Hub will be the first accredited nanotechnology film hub in New York State. It'll be one of 5 nano hubs across the state.
Justin Steele is director of the upcoming film “The Opium War,” which will be filmed and produced in Central New York using the hub’s resources. But Onondaga County executive Joanie Mahoney says the hub goes beyond the film industry.
County Executive Joanie Mahoney CNY should count itself lucky to be the next home for a nanotechnology hub.
15 million dollars in state money will build and equip the facility at the Collamer Business Park, but officials say that should leverage 150 million dollars in private investment over seven years. The project is expected to create 350 permanent, high-tech jobs and 150 construction jobs.
The remotely piloted Air National Guard drone that crashed last November into Lake Ontario was flying with equipment that likely couldn’t function properly in cold weather. Besides some clouds on Nov. 12, 2013, Air National Guard crew members recalled to accident investigators that it was a nice day for flying.
But it was a cold, late fall day, just below freezing on the ground at Fort Drum, where the Air National Guard launches its remotely piloted aircraft for training missions over upstate New York.
GOP Congressional Candidate John Katko thought the 4th of July holiday that just passed is a good time to think about helping veterans, who he says preserve the freedoms we celebrate. He released a series of proposals Wednesday.
Most Central New Yorkers are probably keeping an eye on the price at the gas pumps as we head into the holiday weekend. The Republican Candidate for the 24th Congressional District is partially blaming his opponent for not allowing prices to go down. John Katko claims that Democratic Congressmember Dan Maffei voted against a bill last week that would have lowered the Federal gas tax.
He stood near a gas station on 7th North Street in Liverpool.