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economic development

Mar 28, 2023

$13M community solar project to be considered at Genesee County meeting

The Genesee County Economic Development Center’s board of directors will consider an initial resolution for a community solar project at its board meeting.  

Mar 21, 2023

Organization behind push for BID to host informational sessions

The Partnership for Downtown Rochester will continue community engagement efforts with virtual and in-person informational sessions on March 29.

Mar 20, 2023

Lantek named Victor business of the year

The event's keynote speaker will be Bill Foster, CEO of BioWorks Inc., which manufactures and markets biologically based pest control and plant nutrition products.

Mar 15, 2023

Only the loudest voices get heard in Albany – We need to change that

The loudest voices drive the types of legislation and unfunded mandates that harm our businesses or drive them out of New York State.

Mar 9, 2023

State photonics board recommends multimillion investment in AIM Photonics

The board approved a proposal for $27.5 million in previously committed New York State funding to invest $23 million in new equipment and tool upgrades to further enhance the TAP facility’s research and development capabilities and to amplify the consortium’s collaboration with regional universities, with $4.5 million in operational support. 

Mar 6, 2023

GCEDC approves tax breaks for fifth largest project ever proposed in county  

Horizon Acres Associates, LLC, based in Rockland County, is partnering with Geis Companies, based in Streetsboro, OH, to build six flex commercial/industrial facilities totaling 1.5 million square feet.  

Feb 16, 2023

Next public forums set in BID development process

As exploration of the viability of a BID continues, the downtown partnership has placed an emphasis on community input and dialogue.

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a series of funding initiatives for projects across the state, including the Sibley Triangle Building in downtown Rochester (file photo courtesy Governor's Office).
Feb 13, 2023

Workforce development part of Hochul’s funding initiatives for Rochester region

Investments in Monroe Community College and Finger Lakes Community College are proposed in Gov. Kathy Hochul's Fiscal Year 2024 Executive Budget.

Feb 6, 2023

First phase of Edwards Vacuum’s $209 million project receives tax exemptions  

The Edwards Vacuum’s facility will serve the semiconductor industry and advanced manufacturing sectors and create some 343 jobs.  

Feb 6, 2023

New contest provides support for dairy product entrepreneurs

Cornell University's Center for Regional Economic Advancement (CREA) is producing the competition in partnership with the Northeast Dairy Foods Research Center. The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center has provided a $1 million grant.

Jan 31, 2023

Nominations open for Victor Business Awards

Nominations for the 17th annual Victor Business Awards are now being accepted. The awards are presented in conjunction with the Victor Local Development Corp. and the town of Victor.

Jan 26, 2023

Good paying jobs will reduce violence

This new year we must be intentional about treating economic development as an investment in public safety. I support tax incentives to bring new jobs to our state, but these employers must also ensure that the promised jobs are accessible to those families that need them most. Ribbon cuttings and photo-ops are not enough. We need specific strategies to remove hiring barriers b[...]