What the Rochester area’s state representatives say about RIT’s new Battery Prototyping Center

“RIT’s new Battery Prototyping Center will be a tremendous asset that further strengthens our region’s position as a global leader in innovative energy research and development. Today’s announcement is yet another important step forward for our economy and I thank RIT for its leadership and commitment to making the Prototyping Center a reality.” — Assembly Majority Leader Joseph D. Morelle, D-Irondequoit

“This state of the art facility provides an opportunity for Rochester and the entire state to become a leader in research and development in battery and energy technology. Capitalizing on this rapidly growing market will strengthen New York’s economy by growing businesses and creating jobs.” — State Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan, R-Elma

“Every job is critically important for the Rochester region and our economy. RIT is the perfect location for this Battery Prototyping Center thanks in large part to its knowledgeable faculty and staff, and the incredible talent pool of students. This will not only create jobs for our local workforce, it will also help solidify Rochester as New York’s leader in energy innovation.” — State Sen. Joe Robach, R-Greece

“This facility is a giant step toward the future and I applaud Rochester Institute of Technology and their Kate Gleason College of Engineering and Golisano Institute for Sustainability, the partnership of NYSERDA, NY-BEST and ESD and the industrial partners across the state whose goal is designing and implementing cutting-edge energy storage that will benefit the public, the nation and our economy and families. This partnership bolsters RIT’s leadership in the development of energy storage that will increase economic competitiveness. RIT’s research will keep our next generation competitive in a global environment.” — Assemblyman Harry Bronson, D-Rochester

“Rochester is on the cutting edge in the growing field of advanced energy storage and RIT is leading the way. RIT’s new Battery Prototyping Center will serve as a hub for innovation in the region and enhance our reputation as a leading destination for high-tech business and investment. I thank RIT, NY-BEST, and all partners involved for teaming-up to make this project possible in our community.” — State Sen. Rich Funke, R-C-I, Fairport