Author Archives: Velvet Spicer

RGRTA to receive $10 million in funding

Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority Inc. will receive nearly $10 million to upgrade and enhance public transportation services in the Finger Lakes region. Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week announced the funding, provided under the Public Transportation Modernization and Enhancement Program, which ...

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Firm revs up growth

EkoStinger CEO Parr Wiegel

Technical breakthroughs and millions of dollars in capital investments have a local company looking to triple its staff over the next few years. EkoStinger Inc., which makes aerodynamic equipment for the commercial trucking industry, has received more than $3 million ...

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Public Market upgrade complete

A nearly $8 million upgrade to the City of Rochester’s Public Market has been completed. The project included renovation work to improve and expand market amenities for vendors, shoppers and businesses. A covered outdoor vending shed was added and the ...

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Anti-poverty initiative to get millions in funding

The Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative will receive nearly $5 million to support the expansion of early childhood anti-poverty initiatives. The programs target children and caregivers in the city of Rochester pilot neighborhoods targeted by the initiative, including the EMMA neighborhood of ...

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Reports ranks city of Rochester near bottom

Rochester ranks among the most inefficient cities nationwide, a new report from WalletHub contends. In its 2017’s Best- & Worst-Run Cities in America, the online personal finance website ranked 150 of the nation’s largest cities based on 33 key performance ...

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Mark IV sells Legacy

One of the region’s largest real estate developers has divested its senior living communities. Mark IV Enterprises Inc. has sold its 10 Legacy senior living communities to Tucson, Ariz.-based Watermark Retirement Communities. Terms of the deal, expected to close Aug. ...

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Consumer confidence upstate falls in second quarter

Confidence among upstate consumers dropped in the second quarter, mirroring both statewide and national sentiment, a quarterly report from Siena College Research Institute shows. Overall confidence—which includes both current and future confidence—was 90.1 in the second quarter, down from 96.7 ...

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