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GCEDC to consider several project incentives in Batavia (access required)

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The Genesee County Economic Development Center board of directors will consider proposals for $18.2 million of new investment at its July 1 meeting. Gateway GS LLC, aka Gallina Development, is proposing to construct the third phase of its flex campus ...

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Regional Economic Development Council adds new members (access required)

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The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council (FLREDC) on Monday held a virtual public meeting to discuss its efforts to support and reimagine transformative projects designed to maximize the region’s future. The council — which is tasked with implementing a ...

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Grants available for businesses looking to hire (access required)

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For months, many small business owners wanted to know when COVID-19 restrictions would be lifted so they could resume normal operations. Now that New York’s pandemic-forced state of emergency has ended, businesses want to know how they’re going to fill ...

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AmeriCOM to partner with DoD on optics consortium (access required)

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The Rochester-based American Center for Optics Manufacturing Inc. (AmeriCOM) has been selected for a five-year $34 million grant from the Department of Defense’s Office of Industrial Policy program to launch a nationwide public-private Defense Precision Optics Consortium partnership between the ...

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Senate passage of Innovation and Competition Act could have implications for Rochester region (access required)

The Science Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP) proposed for Genesee County, with buildings superimposed into the image. The Tonawanda Seneca Nation has filed suit, saying the project will cause environmental harm to "Big Woods," its territory on the western edge of STAMP (file image).

The U.S. Senate’s passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act could be the blueprint needed to make New York a global innovation and semiconductor hub, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said this week. Schumer, a staunch advocate of the state’s ...

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LeChase, Wegmans partner on initiative to help nonprofits (access required)

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LeChase Construction Services LLC has partnered with Wegmans Food Markets Inc. on an initiative that will directly impact nonprofits and the people they serve in the Greater Rochester region. Built United was launched to provide direct construction and building services ...

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Universal day care, broadband for all must become priorities, Morelle says (access required)

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Universal day care and an expansion of broadband availability are priorities that Congress must address, according to Rep. Joe Morelle (D-Irondequoit). In order to revive a sagging workforce, improvements in the availability and affordability of child care are necessary. “With ...

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Merchants sought for return of Roc Holiday Village (access required)

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Applications from merchants, vendors and restaurants for the third annual Roc Holiday Village are now being accepted. Roc Holiday Village is an outdoor festival at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square featuring family friendly events, shopping, ...

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