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Outlook 2013: Global Foundries becoming economic powerhouse

Construction work on foundation footings continues at Global Foundries to expand the exsisting Mechanical Central Utility Building at the Fab 8 campus.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Construction work on foundation footings continues at Global Foundries to expand the exsisting Mechanical Central Utility Building at the Fab 8 campus.
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The Capital Region’s first commercial semiconductor factory — a critical piece of the region’s evolution toward a technology-driven economy — just keeps getting bigger. GlobalFoundries Fab 8 was at one point the biggest private construction project in the United States, and the work there has never stopped, more than three years after the 2009 groundbreaking. Touted as the most advanced computer chip plant in the world, Fab 8 today has 2,000 workers, and there are ...


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