GORGES team members Chris Grant and Don Ellis were invited to join a high-tech roundtable discussion with US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in Ithaca, NY on 8.18.2011. Present at the meeting were entrepreneurs as well as institutional representatives. This event was sponsored by Tompkins County Area Development and was focused on the recent growth of computer and electronic manufacturing jobs.
GORGES was well prepared to participate in this discussion, as we are contributing to this job growth in upstate NY, which has lost over 100,000 manufacturing jobs in the last five years.
Don introduced GORGES and pointed out a key challenge we face in our continued growth. Many other business representatives delivered their input and suggestions as well. The Senator was focused and well-spoken, and clearly motivated to learn from this elite group of individuals so that she can advance legislation and reduce barriers to help these growing businesses thrive and contribute jobs and economic prosperity to the region.