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Colleges launch site to lure firms

Community and higher education leaders on Thursday unveiled a Web site geared toward economic development.
The site, www.biz2edu.com, provides links to resources available at 18 schools, including information on research, business services and the number of students studying in certain fields. Rochester area universities and colleges developed the site.
Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks said the site demonstrates cooperation between the Rochester Area Colleges Consortium and government officials: The state pitched in $95,000 for the project through local representatives, and the county added $5,000 from its industrial development agency.
The schools provided information to put the site together. Software developer TCN, a Henrietta division of Telecom Consulting Group N.E. Corp., created the site.
Brooks led a summit with college and university presidents a week ago. Government officials want to coordinate efforts to promote the region’s strong higher education offerings as a tool to attract and retain businesses.

For more information, see the Dec. 22 print edition of the Rochester Business Journal.

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