By Harold Wessell
MALTA AND STILLWATER, August 20 – Longtime Malta Supervisor David Meager touted his Town so often as "The Center of the Universe," that the subtitle became common parlance. If he were in office today, he might well be laying claim to the End of the Rainbow as well, for his Town and its co-host to the Luther Forest Technology Campus, the Town of Stillwater.
The Malta board on Monday approved a potential major turning point in the fortunes of GlobalFoundries – and of the Towns – granting zoning amendments to the company that clear the way for a Fab 8.2 – whose physical size... including clean room almost twice the seize... price tag size, at $14.7 billion.. and expected boost to employment at the tech campus would easily eclipse that generated by Fab 8.1 – sending employment soaring to about 6,700 by 2020.
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