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GCEDC to consider assistance for five solar farm projects (access required)

The Genesee County Economic Development Center this week will consider final resolutions for five community solar projects. Borrego Solar plans to invest roughly $22 million across the five projects, which would generate 22 MW of energy for residential and commercial ...

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Batavia, Genesee County ranked third among nation’s micropolitan areas (access required)

Genesee County and its seat, the city of Batavia, have been named among the best micropolitan areas in the nation for businesses to invest by Site Selection Magazine. It is the 16th consecutive year that Batavia has been recognized and ...

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County leaders preparing for coronavirus, but flu still a worry

Monroe County is taking necessary steps to prepare for the coronavirus, but the county’s top health official said there is no reason for dramatic lifestyle changes. There have been no confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York State ...

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Mayor: Plenty to be proud of in ROC, despite job market ranking (access required)

The Wall Street Journal and Moody’s Analytics have not been kind to Rochester when it comes to job market rankings, but the city and the county’s official tourism agency hope a new campaign will change perceptions. Mayor Lovely Warren and ...

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ogilvie recognized for role in youth entrepreneurship (access required)

dt ogilvie, Mayor Lovely Warren’s senior advisor on economic development and urban entrepreneurship with the city of Rochester, will receive the YES Entrepreneurship Service award. The award recognizes’s ogilvie’s role “in promoting and championing youth entrepreneurship and community development” and ...

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Four hotel projects underway at Indus Hospitality (access required)

  Four area hotel projects are in the works for Indus Hospitality Group of Penfield, including the first brand-name lodging in the Wyoming County seat of Warsaw. Indus is targeting a May opening for a 67-room Microtel Inn & Suites ...

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Closing of Cheribundi production plant leaves hole in local supply chain (access required)

Cheribundi’s decision to pull out of production in the Geneva area and use a co-packer in Michigan will leave a hole in the Western New York food processing world. Cheribundi announced in January that it will start contracting for its ...

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Launch New York invests in Gian Health (access required)

Venture capital firm Launch New York’s nonprofit Seed Fund announces the addition of its 50th portfolio company, Gian Health. Gian is a Rochester-based software company aimed at helping consumers make healthier food choices based on their individual health needs and ...

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Grapes and wine have significant impact in New York, study reports (access required)

For every $1 million the state provides to boost the grape and wine industry in New York, it gets $1.3 billion back in taxes, according to an economic impact report that just came out. The report compiled on behalf of the New York ...

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GCEDC to consider three Batavia projects (access required)

The Genesee County Economic Development Center is scheduled to consider incentives for three projects in Batavia, valued at nearly $30 million. The board of directors on Feb. 6 will consider an application for nearly $560,000 in assistance from Mega Properties, ...

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Fairport celebrates the heritage of the beer can (access required)

Fairport is celebrating this weekend, honoring its heritage as the birthplace of the beer can. The former American Can Company, which had facilities in Fairport, brought the beer can into existence in 1934. That’s the reason behind Fairport’s Beer Can ...

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Three firms will share marketing duties for ROC2025 campaign (access required)

Dixon Schwabl, Meshin Movement and Optic Sky will work collaboratively as marketing partners on the ROC2025 campaign, an ambitious endeavor focused on turning greater Rochester into one of the country’s most dynamic regional economies. Headed by president and CEO Joseph ...

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Pittsford student wins national research award for work at the laser lab (access required)

A Pittsford Sutherland High School student has won a national science award for a research project he developed while an intern at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester. Simon Narang, 17, was named a Top 300 ...

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