Welcome to our strategy webpage, where Cayuga County’s commitment to leveraging Micron’s historic investment of $100 billion is at the forefront. We recognize the transformative potential of this endeavor and have collectively crafted an aligned approach. Through strategic investments, community enhancements and collaborative partnerships, the county is focused on serving a critical role in this monumental opportunity. Micron’s investment is set to create a remarkable 50,000 jobs with 9,000 of those jobs at Micron. To ensure we harness these opportunities effectively, Cayuga County has brought together key partners to form specialized committees . These committees serve as vital platforms for advocacy, preparation, and strategic planning. Our primary focus is on enabling our local businesses to serve both Micron and its extensive network of suppliers. By actively engaging with these committees, our business community can position themselves as capable and reliable service providers, opening doors to mutually beneficial collaborations. Join us as we navigate this transformative journey and build a foundation for lasting success. Learn more about the Micron project here.
The Micron Community Engagement Committee (CEC) is working to develop a regional priorities document to guide $500M in community investment and workforce development over the next 20 years. As a part of community engagement, and to help shape the future of our region, participating in the survey is two-fold.
Chairman David S. Gould is encouraging all members of the public to participate in a survey and provide feedback to the Micron Community Engagement Committee.
Registration in Micron’s prospective supplier list formalizes your company’s interest in becoming a Micron Supplier and assists in initial due diligence reviews. Find the form here.
Oversees work of each sub-committee and includes all local partners in addition to regional partners to ensure alignment of goals and share emerging developments
Focused on site identification, acquisition, and development for supply chain company attraction
Focused on the goal of increased renewable power for operations to service Micron and related entities (including NY State)
Focused on housing stock assessment and inventory to better plan and accommodate the impacts of population growth
Focused on existing workforce analysis, inventory of training/programs (existing/in-development), and identifying any potential gaps/issues for resolution such as transportation and childcare
Direct employees are those employed by Micron to build and operate the fab. Indirect employees are those employed by firms that contract with Micron in support of activities at and around the fab. Induced employees are those employed as a result of demand driven by the wages paid to direct and indirect Micron employees.
Operations positions at Micron will grow steadily through 2030 as more of the facility build-out is completed and production lines open up. The vast majority of these new jobs will be directly involved in semi-conductor manufacturing.
A significant portion of the economic benefits associated with Micron’s construction and operations will ultimately accrue in Central New York due to income from jobs and demand for goods and services at local businesses.
While NYS made a very large bet through incentives to attract Micron, projections show roughly $25 billion in GDP growth between 2025 and 2029; significantly more than the incentives provided.
Cayuga County contains roughly 10% of Central New York’s population. Due to geographic proximity and transportation routes we expect to receive roughly the same proportion of population growth through 2029. That translates to regaining about 40% of the population that Cayuga County has lost since 1990.
Links to all referenced Cayuga County focused Micron articles can be accessed below.