There have been many in Central New York who are concerned by a lack of progress when it comes to the Nano Utica project in Marcy. Jobs have already been announced from both GE and an Austrian company known as AMS. Though the companies have committed to the location at SUNY Poly, but there have not been many new hires. Is progress really being made?

The jobs may not have arrived yet, but at its root, SUNY Poly is moving forward from the education standpoint. They have just recently been named one of the 'Top Colleges' according to U.S. News & World Report's Top 20 'Best Colleges List. According to a release from the University,

SUNY Polytechnic Institute today announced it has been ranked 18th by U.S. News & World Report in its 2017 list of Best Colleges in the Regional Universities North category.  The ranking is SUNY Poly’s strongest showing in the annual report and a dramatic jump from its 2016 ranking of 122.  Additionally, SUNY Poly was ranked 3rd in Top Public Regional Universities North and 25th in Top Undergraduate Engineering Programs.  The change in rankings is attributed to the first full year of data based on the completed merger of SUNY CNSE and SUNY IT.

The reference to SUNY CNSE is to the other SUNY Poly campus in the Capitol Region. The jobs here are definitely coming. For the time being students will continue to get a quality education. Every day It's becoming more common for the CNY region to receive national recognition, and it's no coincidence. Congrats to all the faculty, staff, and dedicated students that made this ranking a reality.

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