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Urban League launches business development program for underserved (access required)

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The Urban League of Rochester is launching a new business development program. PowerShift: Building Small Business is a partnership between the Urban League and bobrochester.com to launch a directory that spotlights minority, women and veteran-owned small businesses in Monroe County. ...

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Survey seeks input on climate solutions (access required)

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The Climate Solutions Accelerator of the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region is looking for community input to help determine a regional climate action plan. The Climate Solutions Accelerator will help create a response to requirements of the New York state Climate Leadership ...

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Empire State Development invests $250,000 in Mosaic Microsystems (access required)

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Empire State Development has invested $250,000 in Mosaic Microsystems, a Rochester-based microelectronics and photonics packaging company. The seed investment was provided by New York Ventures, the venture capital arm of ESD. A total of $2.4 million in funding was raised ...

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Geneva co-packing manufacturer to expand, create 21 jobs (access required)

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Assured Edge Solutions, a custom vegetable processing and co-packing company, plans to grow its manufacturing operations at the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park in Geneva. The initiative will create up to 21 jobs and retain 14. “The Cornell Agriculture ...

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Parcel 5 will be green space until permanent use is found (access required)

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Parcel 5, the rock- and dirt-covered barren plot of land smack dab in the heart of downtown, will gain new life next month while the city of Rochester continues to seek a permanent use. “Meet Me at the 5” will ...

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Ortho Clinical Diagnostics receives $53.7 million COVID-19 testing contract (access required)

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Rochester’s Ortho Clinical Diagnostics has been awarded a $53.7 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to fund manufacturing capacity expansion dedicated to U.S. customers of the company’s COVID-19 antigen and two antibody tests and for the company’s VITROS ...

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No-code software startup accelerator coming to NextCorps (access required)

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A federal grant will provide funding for the launch and oversight of a software startup accelerator for non-technical founders at NextCorps. The Scaling Pandemic Resilience Through Innovation and Technology (SPRINT) grant of $743,000 will be combined with matching and in-kind ...

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Livingston County seeking entrepreneurs for retail business competition (access required)

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Livingston County Economic Development will award $300,000 in prizes through its Dream-O-Vate Business Competition. Some 15 winners will share $300,000 in prizes that include training, funding and the essential resources and tools needed to successfully open a business, officials said. ...

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