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May 1st, 2006

Nanoeconomist is advocate for change

Citing Lux Research statistics, Cupoli said nanotechnology-enabled product revenue will grow from $13 billion in 2004 to $2.6 trillion by 2014. At that time, the United States will need 2 million nanotech-savvy workers--400,000 scientists and 1.6 million highly skilled engineers, technicians, business leaders and, yes, economists.

The Capital Region has already seen the benefits of that, he said, noting that $8 billion has been invested and 2,500 jobs have been created in the 18-county Tech Valley region since 2002. Albany NanoTech's partnerships with companies such as IBM, Infineon and Sony will provide possibilities for students who want to land high-paying jobs in the area.


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