On Wednesday, July 22 2015, Representative Louise Slaughter’s office announced that Rochester, NY won a very arduous battle to be named the headquarter for the new Integrated Photonics Institute In Manufacturing Innovation (IP-IMI). New York Photonics published a comprehensive article (with links to other relevant articles about the project):
In a hotly contested competition that had a team led by New York State vying with a team led by Florida and another led by Southern California, the DoD has chosen the New York team as the winner for the Integrated Photonics Institute In Manufacturing Innovation: AIM Photonics. Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and Senator Chuck Schumer have announced National Manufacturing Institute in Photonics to be located in New York and headquartered in Rochester.
The complete article (and other links) can be found here.