Governor Hochul Marks Completion on First Phase of JMA Wireless' $100 Million 5G Manufacturing Campus and New Global Headquarters in Syracuse

July 28, 2022

Global Leader in Wireless Technology Officially Opens Factory of the Future and Only U.S.-Owned 5G Campus in the United States; Commits to Creating More Than 200 New Jobs

New York State Investment in Transformative Project Complements "CNY Rising" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

Governor Kathy Hochul today visited 5G-wireless technology leader JMA Wireless to help officially open its new headquarters in Central New York. JMA relocated its operations to Syracuse's southeast gateway adjacent to the city center on Cortland Avenue. The global innovator of software-based 5G technology will invest $100 million in this multi-phase project. The sprawling campus, spanning a city block, currently houses JMA's headquarters and factory of the future. JMA manufactures its most advanced 5G equipment at the site, including radios, embedded antennas, and millimeter wave products.

"JMA's expansion into Syracuse will unlock hundreds of new jobs and further establish Central New York as a hub for innovation," Governor Hochul said. "This multi-million dollar investment is a testament to our transformative, regionally focused economic development strategy. By initiating policies that attract growing businesses to our communities, we are building economic momentum across Upstate New York and upholding our commitment to creating the jobs and technologies of the future."

the critical first step to restoring American leadership in global wireless technology, as we establish Syracuse as a national 5G hub. We appreciate Governor Hochul's partnership as we add more than 200 jobs and invest over $100 million in Central New York."

This New York State-supported project complements efforts by the City and County to develop a strong tech corridor from downtown into the South Side, making Central New York a center for 5G and smart city development. The project is expected to create more than 200 jobs in a distressed neighborhood adjacent to downtown. These jobs will range from entry level to advanced engineering. Empire State Development is providing a $5 million Upstate Revitalization Initiative grant to assist with this project.

Additionally, in 2017, JMA invested $34 million to relocate its out-of-state operations to Liverpool. There, the company exceeded their hiring commitment of 145 jobs, creating more than 200 new jobs at that location as well as meeting the investment commitment in half the expected time.

Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Hope Knight, said, "Under Governor Hochul's leadership, we are continuing to attract global innovators like JMA Wireless that understand New York State offers a unique tech talent pool to support their growth. The wireless technology leader's decision to locate its new global HQ in Syracuse - and to open the country's only U.S.- owned 5G campus here - reflects New York State's focus on growing an innovation economy to create the jobs of tomorrow."

Read the full press release here.