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Construction unemployment declines in NY (access required)

Year-over-year unemployment in the construction industry in New York fell 1.7 percent in December (photo Tamil Vanan, Pexels).

In an analysis of state-by-state U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data by the ABC, unemployment in the state dropped to 5.4 percent from 7.1 percent.

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Rethinking surplus office, commercial space in a changing culture (access required)

Developers and owners of commercial real estate may be able to make properties more attractive and efficient by incorporating community ventures into surplus space and/or embracing ESG compliance standards. That holds true whether developers are building new or if a ...

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NY ranks third in LEED-certified building per capita for 2022 (access required)

New York ranked third on the U.S. Green Building Council’s list of states at the forefront of green construction, with Massachusetts earning the top spot. The USGBC annual list ranks states based on the most LEED-certified gross square footage per ...

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Amazon sets new opening timetable for Gates fulfillment center (access required)

Amazon expects to open the fulfillment center in Gates early in the third quarter (file photo by Kevin Oklobzija).

While Amazon last year paused the launch of many of its newly built facilities across the country due to changing economic conditions and apparent supply chain issues, the company said it is definitely moving forward with the suburban Rochester location.

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Minimum wage, innovation and housing among Hochul’s 2023 priorities (access required)

New York will make targeted investments to spur economic opportunity and innovation, tie minimum wage increases to inflation and create 800,000 new homes over the next decade under proposals introduced by Gov. Kathy Hochul during her State of the State address on Tuesday afternoon.

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The LeFrois family receives 2022 Heritage Award   (access required)

The Highland Hospital Foundation has named the LeFrois family as the recipient of the 2022 Heritage Award, for their long-standing support of Highland Hospital.  The LeFrois family received the award at a ceremony at the Monroe Golf Club on Dec. ...

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LeChase collaborates to build new UR orthopaedic center smarter, faster (access required)

In construction, time is money, so converting an existing structure was a critical component in the project. So, too, was collaboration between builder and architect during the design process. The project initially carried a $240 million price tag, but $13 million was shaved off along the way.

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