September 21, 2015

Democrat & Chronicle: Manufacturing hubs take U.S. policy to new level

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Democrat & Chronicle

WASHINGTON The photonics center that is coming to Rochester is based on a Reagan-era model for innovation that could be one of New York state's best hopes for reversing its long-term hemorrhaging of manufacturing jobs.

In 1987, semiconductor manufacturers and the federal government formed a partnership to regain U.S. competitiveness with  Japan. The seed money came from a Defense Department grant provided by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

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