Companies that operate at TechCity benefit greatly from the heritage the Hudson Valley has for engineering and other technology-based businesses. Aiding that effort has been the fact that SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Albany and RPI graduate so many students eager to put their knowledge to work. And now this (see video below)! Cornell University has been selected by New York City to build a major technology campus on Roosevelt Island. Great news for New York but, can it help the Hudson Valley? Yes.
Providing students the unique opportunity to attend college in New York City will make the Cornell campus internationally competitive. Many graduates will look to start their own business (the next Facebook perhaps?) but the cost of doing business in New York City is overwhelming. Starting up a business just 90 miles away at TechCity, where rents are one tenth that of Manhattan, gives any company a competitive advantage. With the Hudson Valley experiencing a technology boom and TechCity being at the forefront with companies like Precision Flow Technologies and Solartech Renewables, the addition of a high-profile technology university right down the road should provide any TechCity companies with high caliber talent with which to grow their business!