Tom J. Basile is a consultant to the LFTC and the president of Empire Solutions Consulting LLC, a strategic communications firm in New York. Ray Liuzzo, PLS, project surveyor with C.T. Male, contributed to the writing of this article.
Around the world today, the nanotechnology industry is producing smaller, more efficient and more powerful microprocessing chips that are used in everything from watches to supercomputers. This growing industry is constantly searching for new places to build its fabrication plants-the giant incubators of the high-tech age. In upstate New York, a multi-billion dollar project known as the Luther Forest Technology Campus (LFTC) is envisioned as the nation's premier nanotech manufacturing facility.