ENDICOTT (WBNG) -- Officials are hopeful one major investment will lead to several more down the road.
Governor Kathy Hochul (D) along with several Southern Tier officials announced Wednesday a solar company will be moving into Endicott's Huron campus; the company, Ubiquity Solar, will be investing $61M as well as bringing 150 high-paying jobs to the region.
Village of Endicott Mayor Linda Jackson (R) said she believes the new company, along with Imperium 3 and others, will help position the village as a clean energy hub.
Jackson added the benefits of these companies coming to the region extend far beyond the jobs they create.
"When these companies come in, we also attract their sub-contractors, and their suppliers, and sometimes even the people they're going to sell to, so I think this is just the start," she told 12 News. "I know that a lot of Imperium's suppliers are starting to come into Endicott and there might be a couple more big companies down the road."
Jackson said the companies will also provide a huge boost to nearby Washington Avenue, both in the support of current businesses and the creation of new ones.