9/30/2012 10:39:00 PM
Democrat And Chronicle: Manufacturing using tiniest of materials holds economic promise for Rochester region
Democrat And Chronicle
The New York state Thruway is a 570-mile ribbon of asphalt that is a general topic of conversation mostly for the tolls it charges.
But in economic terms, the Thruway is New York’s primary commercial artery, linking east to west and north to south. Without it, western New York’s and the Rochester region’s ties to Albany and the Hudson Valley would be far more tenuous.
That matters in many respects. But it matters especially now in connecting this region to an astonishing, even historic, spurt of high-tech growth in the Albany area, built primarily on the promise of nanotechnology to transform the worlds of communication, energy, manufacturing, transportation and other sectors.