Feb 22, 2023

‘A lot to be grateful for’ despite cost, labor challenges in the construction industry

Halfway through quarter one of the new year, what are local industry leaders seeing as the biggest continued concerns and points of optimism?

That little chip being held by Gov. Kathy Hochul is what Micron's $100 billion investment in a new manufacturing facility in Onondaga County is all about
Feb 17, 2023

Hochul announces investment in regional workforce training along with development

The state will make significant investments in the region to enhance workforce development, especially regarding technology jobs.

Year-over-year unemployment in the construction industry in New York fell 1.7 percent in December (photo Tamil Vanan, Pexels).
Feb 7, 2023

Construction unemployment declines in NY

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.

Feb 2, 2023

Taylor, The Builders uses ‘three bucket’ approach to meet clients’ building needs

When Taylor General Contractors rebranded to Taylor, The Builders some 13 years ago, the new name reflected the firm’s true passion. “We really like to build,” President Karl Schuler said. Today the company is following through on what they love to do through its three entities and a strategy that provides new opportunities for growth […]

Jan 31, 2023

DOT sets informational session on rehab of Brockport lift bridge

With the century-old Main Street lift bridge in downtown Brockport scheduled to close this spring, the New York State Department of Transportation has an informational meeting on Feb. 9 for residents and business owners.

Jan 30, 2023

Rethinking surplus office, commercial space in a changing culture

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 property is being revamped to meet a tenant’s evolving needs, according to Nancy Cox, partner […]

Jan 19, 2023

Penfield apartments, Culver Road office receive tax incentive approvals

A proposed 60-unit apartment community in Penfield and renovations for the Security Risk Advisors, Inc. office at the Culver Road Armory received approval for tax incentives from the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency on Tuesday.

Jan 18, 2023

NY ranks third in LEED-certified building per capita for 2022

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 capita over the past year. Created by the USGBC, the LEED rating system is the […]

Amazon expects to open the fulfillment center in Gates early in the third quarter (file photo by Kevin Oklobzija).
Jan 18, 2023

Amazon sets new opening timetable for Gates fulfillment center

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.

Jan 12, 2023

State grant will pave way for expansion of ROC City Skate Park

A $3 million New York grant will allow Rochester to move forward with phases two and three of the ROC City Skate Park.

Jan 10, 2023

Minimum wage, innovation and housing among Hochul’s 2023 priorities

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.

Dec 19, 2022

The LeFrois family receives 2022 Heritage Award  

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. 14.  The Heritage Award is the highest honor given by the Highland Hospital Foundation for […]