June 27, 2013
Representatives from economic development agency CenterState CEO presented councilors with figures on the job potential of upstate New York's evolving drone industry. Several hundred high tech jobs, by their estimate.
A coalition of universities and defense contractors, led by CenterState, are lobbying for a federally designated drone test site in the region - as regulations for their domestic use are developed.
Advocates say drones have a multitude of applications, including in agriculture and search-and-rescue.
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