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BUFFALO, NY (The Buffalo News) — The joint bid by Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse to secure potentially tens of millions of dollars in federal funding for a “tech hub” faces stiff competition.

But the partners in the bid say they believe their regional approach will give them a leg up in the competition.

“The number of applications was surprising to all of us, including Schumer’s office,” said Dottie Gallagher, president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

The federal program aims to create innovation centers outside of traditional locations like Silicon Valley. The upstate bid focuses on the semiconductor industry and advanced manufacturing.

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