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A manufacturing company bought out of bankruptcy in New Hampshire has been relocated to upstate.

The buyer, Rochester company Optimation, says the move will boost the local job market and economy.

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Closing the gap between innovation and commercialization is the key to boosting the national economy.

That is one of the messages highlighted at this week’s manufacturing summit at the Eastman Business Park in Rochester. 

Industry leaders say economic growth triggered by American ideas needs to be kept within the United States, instead of being monetized and manufactured by global economic competitors.

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The walls on the 55,000 square foot expansion started going up a few weeks ago, but company owners and state and local economic development officials still gathered Thursday at Currier Plastics in Auburn to throw some dirt around with gleaming shovels.

Currier was ceremonially breaking ground on an expansion paid for in part with state aid won during the first round of the Regional Economic Development Councils.

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There have been more than 700 Startup Weekends held in 110 countries. Usually, the weekend offers a springboard for products like mobile apps or software programs, ideas that don’t need a lot of money, staff or space to get started.

But at Binghamton Startup Weekend, the winner is getting into manufacturing. Cathy Kuzia pitched a 3-D printing business that would create replacement parts or prototypes for factories.

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