Video: Small Business and Women Leaders in STEM
Small Business and Women Leaders in STEM
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:02:57 +0000Small Business and Women Leaders in STEMSmall Business and Women Leaders in STEMhttp://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12513/6848442?cpt=8&wpid=2637WFXVkathy hochul visited the mohawk valley today...to stress the importance of small businesses, and women, in high- tech fields.in an economy matters story, eyewitness news reporter nicole todd... ((stinger))shows us how she was doing that. nicole? ((nicole))the future of small businesses was highlighted by the science and technology community in the mohawk valley. explaining the importance of women entering the field and the impact small business growth has on national interests. as a vital resource to the mohawk valley, small businesses that gain national interest and improve economic development are highly encouraged.state and local leaders along side members of the griffiss tech park in rome have high hopes that the region will continue to produce technologically advanced jobs,computing degrees and will be innovatave as the demands change to stay ahead of competing regions or states.lt. governor kathy hochul says that more women need to enter the field of science, technology, enginering and math to overcome the obstacles that are in their paths and make more small businesses grow from the mohawk valley." we try to bring back upstate and bring back oneida county and the mohawk valley, those jobs that we have right here, and we're very excited about that. and that's another reason the governor asked me to go out to ohio and personally invite the general to come here and to see understand, let here see how critically important this facility is to not just the nations defense but to the local economy.""when it comes to national security, small business is not just a mandate requirement that we contract to small businesses, it's all about the future. and the beauty that i see here in rome is that fact that the state is supporting the small businesses as well because, my experience throughout my career is that people like to work where they grew up and to have the opportunity to be able to grow your business here in the community and for us to be able to leverage it for our future in terms of our national security is both a win win for both the state and the dept. of defense." ((nicole))in addition to women in stem and small businesses, talks continued for a possible collaberation with quad-c and rome labs down the line. reporting nicole todd eyewitness news.