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New website will serve as informational resource for entrepreneurs (access required)

The city of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship, JP Morgan Chase and Living Cities have joined forces to create a resource website for entrepreneurs. Nexusi90.org will provide a vast array of details on how to start ...

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Survey will help county ascertain needs of businesses (access required)

Area businesses are being asked to complete a COVID-19 Economic Impact survey so Monroe County, Greater Rochester Enterprise and the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce can tailor programs and initiatives to meet needs. Fast Forward Monroe aims to understand the ...

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Local job market beginning to pick up traction (access required)

As enhanced federal unemployment benefits expire, one private employment firm is working to fill some 250 jobs across the Rochester region for employers in a range of industries. Lindsay McCutchen, president and founder of Career Start Workforce Management Group, said ...

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Indus confident Microtel brand will thrive as economy rebounds (access required)

Drive along Route 332 in Farmington and, behind the Taco Bell just south of the intersection of Route 96, you’ll see construction is underway on a new Microtel by Wyndham hotel. That someone would be building a hotel as a ...

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Greyston launches Center for Open Hiring (access required)

A new enterprise focused on breaking down employment barriers for job-seekers has opened in Rochester. Greyston, a social justice undertaking based in Yonkers, launched the Rochester Center for Open Hiring. The purpose is to help create pathways to job opportunities ...

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Report: Finger Lakes IDAs approved $60.4 million in tax exemptions in 2018 (access required)

In 2018, New York’s Finger Lakes industrial development agencies approved $60.4 million in tax exemptions to projects valued at $8.1 billion, a new report from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli shows. The 2020 annual “Performance of Industrial Development Agencies in New ...

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City seeks developer for Bull’s Head revitalization project (access required)

After a decade in mothballs, the Bull’s Head neighborhood revitalization project is moving forward and the city of Rochester is seeking a master developer. The city has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), hoping interested parties apply for the development ...

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Wayne County sends out the APB for entrepreneurs (access required)

Wayne County again hopes to kick-start the entrepreneurial spirit by providing $25,000 for a great new business idea. The Wayne County Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) is seeking entries from county residents for the second annual Wayne County Startup Pitch Competition. ...

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Morelle legislation would train the unemployed for contact tracing jobs (access required)

With the coronavirus continuing to spread at a record pace across much of the country and with medical experts warning that there is no end in sight, Rep. Joe Morelle is proposing the creation of a federal contact-tracing jobs program. ...

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Arnett Cafe latest addition to Flower City Sidewalks menu (access required)

Sidewalks are becoming sideeats in the city of Rochester. Arnett Café at 332 Arnett Blvd. has joined the list of businesses participating in Flower City Sidewalks, the city’s outdoor dining, shopping and business program created to spark economic recovery from ...

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