Canandaigua, N.Y. – President Obama praised New York’s high-tech companies during his stop in Albany Tuesday.
He made his remarks at Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), which uses public and private dollars to research and develop nanotechnology.
“Right now, some of the most advanced manufacturing work done in America is being done in Upstate New York,” Obama said.
In the audience was Paul Tolley.
Tolley is the CEO of Canandaigua’s Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center, an extension of the Nanoscale College.
“There was a reaffirming sense that what we’re doing is right, there was a lot of pride by CNSE to be recognized by this,” Tolley.
Tolley agreed with Obama when he said the model used at the facilities in Albany and Canandaigua can be moved successfully to other areas and industries.
“There’s a 20 million dollar investment in nanotechnology in the greater Albany region around nanotechnology and you look at the investment that’s at this facility in Canandaigua, you can’t argue with this success,” Tolley said.