Genesee County is apparently on the short list of potential locations for a new data center for Internet giant Yahoo!, according to the Buffalo News.
If Yahoo! located the center in Genesee County -- or Orleans -- the new facility would generate only 50 to 100 jobs, but it might spur new high-tech growth in the region, according to the article.
Yahoo likes the region for three reasons, Schumer said.
It has a well-educated labor force. And because the data center would house computer systems and other equipment, the company likes the cooler climate, Schumer said.
"In this case, our cool Western New York temperature benefits us," Schumer said.
The company also needs a good supply of electricity, and it prefers clean energy, the senator said.
Of course, when Google was looking at WNY for a data center, it couldn't come to an agreement with NYPA on electricity for the facility.