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economic development

Sep 19, 2023

Amazon schedules Rochester-area hiring event for Friday

Amazon will conduct a hiring event on Friday, saying it is looking to fill more than 1,000 jobs in the Greater Rochester area.

Jul 5, 2023

Partnership for Downtown Rochester outlines principles for creation of BID

Principles guiding the BID process, according to the Partnership for Downtown Rochester: community centered and accessible; welcoming and safe; equitable; vibrant; vital.

Jun 21, 2023

Chamber announces IGNITE Award finalists

The IGNITE Award, launched in 2019, celebrates young professionals who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, excel in their chosen field, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and forge paths of leadership for others to follow.

Jun 7, 2023

Poor air quality forces cancellation of Midday Bash in Rochester

Wednesday's Midday Bash at Parcel 5 in downtown Rochester has been called off because of the air quality health advisory.

Jun 1, 2023

Webster Planning Board set to review Fairlife facility plans

The facility will sit on a 106-acre site just north of Route 104 and east of Basket Road.

May 26, 2023

Monroe County to host informational open house for small businesses

Monroe County will conduct a Small Business Assistance Open House to provide business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs and jobseekers with information on incentives and available programs available through the Division of Economic and Workforce Development.

May 11, 2023

Women-owned Rochester startups addressing mental health, wellness needs in burgeoning market

Three Rochester-based startups are already tapping into this potential with unique services that reflect changing consumer preferences, including the desire for more control, personalization, and integration across the multiple dimensions of health and wellness. 

May 9, 2023

Amazon unveils Gates logo; hiring underway for leadership, operations teams

Students at the Neil Armstrong Elementary School in Gates recently helped choose the logo for Gates facility and members of the Amazon's local operations team presented a $3,000 check to the school's Parent Teach Association.

May 8, 2023

GCEDC shares milestone achievements at annual meeting  

The organization unveiled the report at its annual meeting at Batavia Downs last week. The event also marked the 20th anniversary of Steve Hyde as GCEDC president and CEO.  

May 2, 2023

Waste not, want not: Fleet Genius brings eco-friendly container repairs, jobs to Rochester

FleetGenius provides a full range of container solutions for solid waste haulers, municipalities and any business or government entity with a large fleet of waste, recycling, organics, industrial, intermodal and/or construction and demolition containers.

The 2023 PGA Championship will have an estimated economic impact of $190 million on the Rochester area, according to Greater Rochester Enterprise. (Photo provided)
Apr 11, 2023

PGA Championship a major driver of spending in the area

When Oak Hill Country Club hosts golf’s major events, it’s with the Greater Rochester in mind, not just the Pittsford club. “It happens to be at Oak Hill but we portray it as a community event,” says Ron Pluta, the tournament chair. The economic impact numbers validate that mantra. The 2023 PGA Championship, which runs […]

Apr 3, 2023

$13M community solar project gets green light from county agency

Genesee County has accepted GSPP Route 262, LLC’s initial resolution to construct a five-megawatt community solar project in the town of Byron.