It is expected that Biden will talk about the new $100 million dollar photonics institute slated for Rochester. Photonics is described as the science and application of light. It could bring up to 600 local jobs to the area.

Vice President Joe Biden will be in Rochester on Monday.

It is expected that Biden will talk about the new photonics institute slated for Rochester. Photonics is described as the science and application of light. It can transform and transport information.

Senator Charles Schumer announced Wednesday Rochester has been selected by the U.S. Department of Defense as the location for a much sought after manufacturing institute focused on photonics. This means a $100 million investment to establish a photonics ecosystem in Rochester.

Our news partner, News10NBC says it could bring up to 600 local jobs to the area. Congresswoman Louise Slaughter says it's a huge win for our economy.

On Thursday, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter issued a statement saying, “I am truly excited to welcome my longtime friend and former colleague, Vice President Joe Biden, in Rochester on Monday. I’m terribly bullish on Rochester and my friends in the White House hear it from me all the time – we’re home to innovative companies, a highly skilled workforce, world-class education institutions, and so much more. I welcome Vice President Biden to Rochester.”

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