Skyven Technologies best company at 76West Clean Energy Competition
Skyven Technologies, a solar heating company from Dallas, Texas, has been awarded the $1 million grand prize, and will expand its operations in the Southern Tier.
The competition complements "Southern Tier Soaring," the region's comprehensive strategy to generate robust economic growth and community development.
A total of $2.5 million was awarded to six innovative companies from New York and across the United States.
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul announced the winners at an awards ceremony in downtown Binghamton today, joined by more than 100 elected officials, entrepreneurs and local business leaders.
The event also named a $500,000 winner and four $250,000 winners.
As a condition of the award, companies must either move to the Southern Tier or establish a direct connection with the Southern Tier, such as a supply chain, job development with Southern Tier companies, or other strategic relationships with Southern Tier entities that increases wealth creation and creates jobs.
If the companies are already in the Southern Tier, they must commit to substantially growing their business and employment in the region. ■