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Israel-Based Blue White Robotics Locates Command-Control Center in Syracuse, New York

10/08/2020
Israel-based autonomous vehicle company Blue White Robotics is establishing a Command and Control center at the Tech Garden in Downtown Syracuse, New York. The company is developing its "robots as a service" with plans to create up to 30 jobs over the next five years.

The total project cost has been placed at a little over $4 million. Blue White Robotics has also recently secured $10 million series A investment which will be used to further support the growth of its US operations.

Blue White Robotics CEO Ben Alfi said, "I would like to thank Governor Cuomo for his support and vision for autonomous systems; and to extend our gratitude to everyone at Empire State Development for the warm welcome we have received. Together, we will share our values of fellowship, love of the land, and innovation!"

Last spring the company announced their interest in expanding their presence in New York state by partnering with local companies to service the state's agriculture, transportation and first responder markets. Empire State Development is assisting Blue White Robotics with up to $300,000 through the Excelsior Job Creation program and CenterState CEO is providing $1 million in UAS Jobs Funds assistance.

"New York's focused investment in upstate's unmanned aerial systems industry is truly paying off," Governor Andrew Cuomo said. "Blue White Robotics' decision to locate its U.S. headquarters in Central New York is proof positive that these efforts putting New York on the map, resulting in the creation of top-quality jobs and opportunities that will fuel further growth in the region."

Headquartered in Tel Aviv Israel, Blue White Robotics specializes in autonomous solutions for agriculture, public transportation, energy and mining, and first responders. The innovative company's customers include leading private companies, government organizations, and research institutions around the world.

"We are continuing to invest in Central New York to grow the high-tech industry and attract businesses to the area," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "Blue White Robotics' new operations center in downtown Syracuse will further advance tech innovation and create new jobs and opportunities in the region. This partnership will spur collaboration among local companies and strengthen the local economy as we continue to build back better as part of CNY Rising and reimagine the future of New York State."

CenterState CEO President Rob Simpson said, "We look forward to welcoming Blue White Robotics into The Tech Garden and helping them expand and create jobs here in Central New York. Over the past decade this region has advanced its global leadership position in the unmanned systems sector. Attracting this leading-edge company is reflective of the progress we have made and validation of the state's investment to support Central New York in becoming a hub of advanced research and business development in this burgeoning sector."

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