Two tech firms to bring 1,400 jobs to Rochester

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Source: WHAM 13

Two big photonics firms are coming to Rochester and bringing hundreds of jobs with them.

It is the first major job announcement since Rochester was named the site of the U.S. Photonics Institute in July.

"It's a $1.6 billion investment and [means] 1,400 new jobs coming to Rochester," said Governor Cuomo, who made the announcement in Rochester Wednesday morning.

The two companies are Photonica Inc. and Avogy, Avogy will move its entire operation here.

"You have a company from Silicon Valley coming to Rochester. Just think of how amazing that is," Cuomo said.

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