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$5M state grant for University of Rochester computer center

Updated: 07/01/2014 6:48 AM
Created: 07/01/2014 3:28 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

A University of Rochester project on the use of computers for health research has won $5 million in state economic development funds.
 
The grant was one of 11 state investments totaling $22 million announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday.
 
The university is partnering with IBM on the supercomputer project, known as the Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation.
 
Another Rochester project, the $58 million Midtown Tower development, won $4 million in state funds to help cover the cost of construction. The tower is part of Rochester's downtown revitalization efforts.
 
Other grants include $3 million in construction funding for a hotel and conference center in the North Country, $3 million for a business computing innovation center at Marist College and $2.5 million for a hospital expansion in Onondaga County.





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