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Buffalo is enthusiastic about new EWI-run manufacturing center

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, January 30th, 2014

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Excitement is building in Western New York as state and local officials, businesses, and community leaders get ready to welcome EWI to downtown Buffalo. EWI will launch the new advanced manufacturing institute at the end of February as part of the Buffalo Billion Investment Development Plan.

Here’s what we’re hearing from New York…

Governor Andrew Cuomo:
“As operator of the Institute, EWI will bring a proven record of helping the industry tackle and solve manufacturing and production issues. Under this partnership, EWI will make Western New York more competitive and position the region as a leader in manufacturing technology and innovation, which will help spur new economic opportunities for years to come.”

Chris Sansone, President of Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance:
“I’m excited about [EWI] opening up shop. Their forte is bridging the gap between government-funded research and the commercialization of those technologies.”

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown:
“EWI’s selection to provide Buffalo’s advanced manufacturing sector with the tools needed to be highly competitive continues the great momentum that’s underway in Buffalo.”

Erie Community College President Jack Quinn on the relationship between ECC and EWI:
“We’ll be working together, and they’re a world-class operation.”

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