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Cuomo: $4.4B high-tech deal will mean 6,900 jobs

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a $4.4 billion high-tech project involving five global companies will create or retain 6,900 jobs statewide.

The announcement made just before former President Bill Clinton’s opening remarks at an economic forum involves Intel, IBM Corp., GlobalFoundries, the Taiwan semiconductor maker TSMC and Samsung.

Cuomo says Tuesday the companies have agreed to build a next generation of computer chip technology.

Facilities will be created or expanded at the nanotechnology center next to the state University at Albany, in Utica, East Fishkill, Canandaigua and Yorktown Heights.

Cuomo says that among the 6,900 jobs to be retained or created, 2,500 will be high-technology positions.

Clinton is scheduled to speak after noon at Cuomo’s economic conference.