Vice President Joe Biden stopped in Rochester via Air Force Two. Biden and Governor Andrew Cuomo were in Greece to reveal details about the new photonics hub planned for our area.

Vice President Joe Biden has landed in Rochester.

Biden and Governor Andrew Cuomo were in Greece Monday morning to reveal details about the siting of a photonics hub.

Senator Charles Schumer said last week that New York's bid was selected from among three finalists competing for the Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation. The Defense Department has committed $110 million in grant money. Sites in California and Florida also were in the running.

Supporters say the project could mean thousands of jobs for the region as it brings together government, industry and academia to advance photonics research and its use commercially.

Photonics involves the use of light to advance robotics, medical imaging and other technology.

The announcement is scheduled to take place at Ponds Business Park,115 Canal Landing Blvd., Greece.

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