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Mar 6, 2020

ROC the Riverway project gets underway at the library

A much-anticipated ROC the Riverway project broke ground this week. The new Rundel Library North Terrace in the city of Rochester is one of a series of riverside projects which, when complete, will create a seamless connection along the banks of the Genesee River. The initiative also supports the city’s updated Local Waterfront Revitalization Program […]

Mar 5, 2020

Feds say Moses siphoned nonprofit money for cruise, guns and Knicks tickets

Federal authorities say the former chairman of the Rochester Housing Authority used funds meant for a neighborhood nonprofit organization to take a cruise, buy guns and purchase tickets to a New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden. The allegations are contained in a third superseding indictment against George H. Moses that was announced late […]

Mar 4, 2020

Area counties eligible for federal grants

A number of Rochester area counties will have access to a $4.5 million federal grant for economic and community development, the New York State Department of State announced this week. Eligible local counties include Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wayne counties, all part of the Northern Border Regional Commission territory. The territory includes a total of […]

Mar 3, 2020

GCEDC to consider assistance for five solar farm projects

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 subscribers. The projects are expected to generate a total of more than $2.09 million in […]

Mar 2, 2020

Batavia, Genesee County ranked third among nation’s micropolitan areas

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 the sixth consecutive year the region has been ranked in the top five nationally. “This […]

Feb 27, 2020

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 and just 15 in the United States. And while officials said it is reasonable to […]

Feb 27, 2020

Wayne County beaches receive federal funds for flood damage repair

The battered Wayne County beaches and break walls are slated to receive vital fixes, with the help of $4.5 million in federal funding. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said the funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will help repair and rebuild the Charles Point barrier beach break wall that is necessary to protect Sodus […]

Feb 26, 2020

Mayor: Plenty to be proud of in ROC, despite job market ranking

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 Visit Rochester announced on Wednesday morning the kickoff of Welcome Home Roc 2020, an effort […]

Feb 24, 2020

HP Hood to receive economic development award

A Batavia manufacturer will be honored next week as Genesee County’s Economic Development Partner of the Year. HP Hood LLC, which has a nearly 450,000-square-foot facility in Batavia’s Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park, is one of the country’s largest branded food and beverage companies. The dairy product manufacturer has invested more than $200 million to expand, […]

Feb 21, 2020

ogilvie recognized for role in youth entrepreneurship

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 is given by Young Entrepreneurz Solutions of Ne[...]

Feb 20, 2020

Four hotel projects underway at Indus Hospitality

  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 by Wyndham in Warsaw, where the only other motel is the 12-room East Hill Inn […]

Feb 14, 2020

Closing of Cheribundi production plant leaves hole in local supply chain

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 tart cherry juice products in Shelby, Mich., and closed down its production line the next […]