MALTA, N.Y.>> Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership was selling Saratoga County at SEMICON West 2017 in San Francisco last week.
SEMICON, one of the world’s largest semiconductor trade show and conference, is put on every July by a San Jose-based company called Semi.
“They have a number of conferences throughout the world, but this is kind of the mother ship of all conferences when it comes to the semiconductor supply industry and some of the large producers of semiconductor chips,” said Marty Vanags, the partnership’s president. “We’re out here working the show, as they say.”
The objective of the trip was to sell Saratoga County to potential businesses. Vanags has attended similar economic developments conferences for over 25 years. Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership has attended the last three SEMICON West conferences. It’s opportunity to meet one-on-one with companies.
“I’ve always found that the best impact that we can have as an organization in order to carry out our vision which is to create jobs and capital investment in Saratoga County is to meet one-on-one with companies that are interested in potentially investing in and expanding in our area, so who are those companies?” said Vanags. “So we identify a number of different companies who are suppliers of either tools, which are the machines that make the semiconductor chips or suppliers of raw materials to the semiconductor plant.”
Before the conference begins, the partnership identifies potential companies. Vanags and director of business retention & expansion…
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