The Griffiss Business and Technology Park is vying for the Federal Aviation Administration's new Air Traffic Control Center.

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente says FAA representatives recently visited the site in Rome.

Picente says the new facility would initially create 800 jobs, with the potential to increase total employment up to 1,200 workers.

Griffiss is also under consideration for two multi-million dollar federal programs involving the FAA and the national missle defense program.