Awash with former IBM-ers and plenty of space waiting to be retrofitted for technology-based companies, the lower Hudson Valley is demographically and academically suited to become a premiere technology center. Now, the goal is to bring those like-minded companies together under one New York state roof.
A symposium on growing “green energy” jobs and tech clusters in the region will take place in newly opened Newburgh campus of Orange County Community College on September 21 starting at 8 a.m.. With opening remarks from Dr. William Richards, OCCC president and Les Neumann, managing director of the Hudson Valley Center for Innovation, the event will also contain a keynote address by Johann Duncan Poitiers, senior vice chancellor for Community Colleges and the Education Pipeline of SUNY (State University of New York.)
A panel discussion featuring prominent members of the academic, investor and technology communities will be moderated by Arthur Anthonisen, Hudson chairman of the Orange County Community College board of trustees.
The event will run from 8 to 11:00 a.m. For further information, please contact Les Neumann at 943-5660 or email Lneumann@HVCFI.com.