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Batavia ranked No. 3 among ‘micropolitans’ for project development

Batavia ranked No. 3 among ‘micropolitans’ for project development

gcedc-logoBatavia and Genesee County were ranked No. 3 in the country on Site Selection magazine’s annual list of Top Micropolitans of 2018.

The magazine, the official publication of the Industrial Asset Management Council, cited 13 project “wins” during 2018 across several stages of development.

The Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC) closed on 16 projects in 2018, securing $33.7 million in capital investment, 99 new jobs and over 189,000 square feet of new construction in the county.

Micropolitans are considered cities with a population between 10,000 and 50,000. Batavia was No. 2 on the list last year, and has been ranked in the top five for the past five years.

“We are thrilled that the hard work that Genesee County and our partners in the public and private sector continues to be recognized as making Batavia-Genesee County the top micropolitan for business in New York,” Steve Hyde, president and CEO of GCEDC, said in a news release. “Our region is focused on building the shovel-ready sites, active business attraction, expansion and retention, and workforce talent development to continue our economic growth.”

Two cities in Ohio, Findlay and Wooster, were ranked 1-2, respectively, and Shelby, N.C., was No. 4.

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