Join the Conversation and Let Micron Know Your Community Priorities

Jan. 26, 2024

The Micron Community Engagement Committee (CEC) continues to look for feedback from Central New York residents about the tech company’s $100 billion investment in the region.  The committee recently launched Phase 2 of the survey to learn more about responses provided during Phase 1.

“We’re grateful to everyone who participated in the first part of this survey; however, we’re not quite done yet,” said Oswego County Office of Strategic Initiatives Director Dave Turner. “The committee just released Phase 2 of the survey which digs a little deeper into the priorities that were identified in the first phase.

“This is an opportunity for people to provide more detail about projects they feel are important,” he explained. “For example, the survey offers 10 project ideas – such as historic home rehabilitation grants, sustainable and green housing solutions and senior housing initiatives – in the area of housing development. Participants can select which, if any, they want to see prioritized for investment.”

Phase 2 of the survey also asks people to identify their priority projects in the areas of education, employment, health and child care, transportation, utilities and natural resources, quality of place and various types of businesses.

“This next stage is necessary to narrow the focus on what our most pressing needs are as this historic investment continues to move forward,” said Turner. “For those who have already participated in Phase 1 of the survey, we ask them to come back and complete Phase 2. For those who haven’t started the survey, it’s not too late to get started. Please take five minutes and join the conversation to help protect and grow your community.”

Community members are invited to go to and scroll down to click on the “Take Our Survey” link. The first question will direct participants to either Phase 1 or Phase 2 of the survey. Each section takes less than five minutes to complete.

The Micron CEC announced that approximately 3,000 people have taken Phase 1 of the survey since it launched in September 2023. Key priorities identified include housing, education, workforce development, community infrastructure and neighborhood investment. The group aims to create an investment plan based on survey responses that will ensure growth and prosperity across the region in the years to come.

Last year, Micron announced plans to invest up to $100 billion over the next 20 years to build the largest semiconductor fabrication facility in the U.S. right here in Central New York. The commitment includes the creation of nearly 50,000 jobs and a $500 million Community Investment Fund across the region.

As part of this innovative agreement, the Micron CEC was established to work with community leaders and develop a list of priorities in areas such as workforce development, education, transportation, infrastructure, housing, health care and community assets. These will serve as a guiding strategy to ensure positive meaningful progress across Central New York.

To complete the survey, find other opportunities to get involved or sign up for email updates, visit at To learn more about the economic impact of this important opportunity, go to