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FLCC to host Cannabis Business Incubator Symposium (access required)

Finger Lakes Community College will host a Cannabis Business Incubator Symposium from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 at the main campus. Registration is required, and participants must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. The event will ...

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Manufacturers eligible for grants from NYSEG and RG&E program (access required)

New York state manufacturers can apply for grants through RG&E’s and NYSEG’s Manufacturing Accelerator Program.   MAP is a grant-based program that helps local manufacturing companies strengthen their businesses through growth and productivity-based initiatives.  It is one of several programs that ...

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Morelle: Rochester well positioned as tech hub; expect more pain at pump (access required)

Rep. Joe Morelle said he will push the Rochester region as the home for a government-supported regional technology and innovation hub as Congress looks to invigorate private sector growth with $6.8 billion in America COMPETES Act funding. But as the ...

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Genesee County launches grant program for businesses impacted by COVID-19   (access required)

Genesee County is launching a $1 million Community Development Block Grant to help businesses impacted by the pandemic.  Through the Genesee CARES Business Recovery Fund, businesses that were negatively impacted by COVID-19 will be eligible to receive a grant of ...

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Monroe County seeks input for update to comprehensive plan (access required)

The future of Monroe County will be the focus of a series of virtual and in-person sessions as leaders create the first update to the county’s comprehensive plan in 40 years. The first Plan Forward community workshop will be from ...

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Clean energy firm investing $2.7 million in local facility, adding up to 51 new jobs  (access required)

Vancouver-based clean energy technology firm Ionomr Innovations will establish its U.S. fuel cell and green hydrogen electrolysis research and development center in Brighton.   The company will renovate space at the Metro Business Park to create a customer applications test ...

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Workforce development will be priority for ‘modernized’ COMIDA (access required)

With workforce development considered a catalyst for economic growth by administration officials, the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency (COMIDA) will undergo a transformation to better align with the priorities of County Executive Adam Bello. Along with workforce development initiatives, ...

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New tools for Greater Rochester Enterprise Inc.’s ‘economic garden’ shed (access required)

Companies looking to grow their business have another tool to use with Greater Rochester Enterprise Inc.’s economic gardening program. GRE, by partnering with the National Center for Economic Gardening, can now provide the program to qualified companies within the nine-county ...

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Victor Development Corp. seeks awards nominations (access required)

The Victor Local Development Corp. is seeking nominations for the 16th annual Victor Business Awards, with nominees to be honored at a luncheon on May 12. The awards luncheon has been postponed the past two years because of the COVID-19 ...

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$50 million expansion planned at Baldwin Richardson Foods (access required)

Baldwin Richardson Foods is investing $50 million to expand its manufacturing facilities in Wayne County.   The company plans to make necessary equipment, technology and construction investments at the facilities located in the towns of Macedon and Williamson to meet ...

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Initiative will provide laptops to neighborhood associations (access required)

The Rochester Area Community Foundation and The Shore Foundation have launched a new initiative to provide increased access to technology for community associations and neighborhood business associations in the city of Rochester. The effort, spearheaded by state Sen. Jeremy Cooney ...

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