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Five companies receive economic assistance from Imagine Monroe

Five companies receive economic assistance from Imagine Monroe

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business-3141342_1280Imagine Monroe, formerly the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency, has approved economic development assistance for five companies that are expected to retain nearly 150 jobs and create more than 500.

As reported May 3, software company LiveTiles Corp. has proposed the purchase of equipment to establish an office in Monroe County. Over the next five years, the company anticipates creating 500 jobs here.

LiveTiles has been approved for a GreatRebate on the office furniture purchase, and the company is seeking approval of the EquiPlus sales tax exemption.

Applicant Fairport JRM LLC is proposing construction of a facility in Perinton to be operated by the University of Rochester. The project will occupy nearly 14,000 square feet of a 20,000-square-foot facility on Pittsford-Victor Road.

The services provided by UR will include an urgent care outpatient center and lab facility, while a pediatric practice will relocate to the facility and provide specialized urgent care for children.

The project is expected to create 14 full-time jobs over the next three years, and Fairport JRM is seeking approval of LeasePlus property tax abatement and a sales and mortgage recording tax exemption on the portion leased to UR.

Seton Properties New York LLC, a real estate holding company for Studco Building Systems US LLC, is proposing a 56,000-square-foot expansion to its Webster facility. Seton is seeking approval of JobsPlus property tax abatement and a mortgage and sales tax exemption. Studco is seeking approval of sales tax exemption on $60,000 for furniture and fixtures.

Buckingham Properties LLC has proposed the renovation of a vacant 4,000-square-foot structure in Rochester that is a connector between Legacy Tower and Xerox Tower, as well as an access point for Midtown Garage. The redevelopment is in conjunction with the Midtown redevelopment.

The tenant, SKYROC LLC, intends to create a hospitality and entertainment venue in the space, as well as co-work space with free Wi-Fi. The applicant is seeking approval of a sales tax exemption on construction materials, while the tenant is seeking a sales tax exemption on equipment, furniture and fixtures on $245,000 of purchases.

The project is expected to create three full-time jobs and 13 part-time jobs.

Van Hook Service Co. Inc., which provides industrial, commercial and public sector refrigeration and air conditioning services, is proposing to purchase up to eight fleet vehicles. VH has been approved for the GreatRate program and is seeking approval of the EquiPlus program.

The company employs 80 full time staffers and expects to create four  full-time positions.

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