I’ve seen some cynicism—to some degree justified—about the new jobs promised by the Nanotech industry because many of them are tech jobs that most out-of-work locals can’t qualify for. To that I point out that all businesses have an impact greater than just their internal employment. Even after construction is done they will always need a myriad of goods and services to operate.
This is a prime time to think outside the box and set yourself up to become a provider. Don’t wait for job interviews, go out and make your niche happen. Utica’s Small Business Development Center is ready, willing and even eager to help you get off the ground—and their advice comes free.