BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - New York Governor Andrew Governor announced a partnership Thursday that is bringing jobs to Buffalo. Cuomo announced that Empire Visual Effects and Daemen College are establishing a new post production, visual effects and animation company that will be in the Tri-Main Center. The company is expected to create 150 jobs within the next five years.
New York State is giving the company and Daemen College a $4.5 million grant to facilitate the project, as part of their Buffalo Billion initiative.
In a press released Governor Cuomo states,"The establishment of Empire Visual Effects is evidence of the great potential of transforming Upstate and Western New York into a major film, animation and post production destination for the industry. I am confident the momentum, coupled with our Buffalo Billion commitment, will drive even more investment and projects to this region. This will mean more good-paying, high-tech jobs for New Yorkers in an exciting field."
The funding will help build a state-of-the-art post production and animation platform at the Tri-Main Center. The governor's office says it will also also Daemen to establish the establish the technology infrastructure required for its Visual Effects Certificate student training.
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