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VisualDx to expand downtown office, staff (access required)

VisualDx, a company that develops medical imaging computer software, will expand its downtown Rochester offices by 5,000 square feet with the help of $700,000 in state and regional grants and tax breaks. Empire State Development announced the development Wednesday, Dec. ...

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Imagine Monroe approves incentives for two apartment projects (access required)

Imagine Monroe, formerly the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency, has approved financial assistance for two area projects expected to retain four jobs and create four new jobs. 49 Stone Street LLC, a Schenectady County-based property development company, will purchase ...

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‘Boutique’ TITLE Boxing Club coming to Pittsford Square (access required)

Construction on Upstate New York’s first TITLE Boxing Club, a boutique fitness franchise, is underway in Pittsford Square. The boxing club, filling 2,300 square feet of plaza space at 3240 Monroe Ave., is scheduled to open in early January. TITLE ...

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Imagine Monroe approves tax incentives for local firms (access required)

Imagine Monroe, formerly the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency, has approved financial assistance for two projects that will create or retain more than 90 jobs. Sirness Vending Services, a Gates-based vending and micro-market food service operation, will convert its ...

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Scotts Miracle-Gro opens plant in Riga (access required)

The town of Riga is home to Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.’s newest manufacturing facility. The plant, which will service customers throughout Upstate New York, will produce many of the company’s signature lawn and garden products including mulches, premium topsoil and garden ...

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ON Semiconductor to add jobs at Eastman Business Park (access required)

ON Semiconductor plans to add more than 30 jobs at its Eastman Business Park facility over the next two years. ON is focused on energy efficient innovations in an effort to reduce global energy use. The manufacturer offers a portfolio ...

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Hurlbutt named permanent leader of GRE (access required)

Greater Rochester Enterprise Inc. interim president and CEO Matt Hurlbutt has been named as the organization’s next president and CEO. Hurlbutt has worked in the Rochester area for more than 25 years, and before taking on the role as interim ...

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Port of Rochester brainstorming session planned (access required)

Residents and visitors of Charlotte and the Greater Rochester area will have a chance to voice their opinions and share ideas this weekend for redeveloping the Port of Rochester. The City of Rochester, the Community Design Center Rochester and the ...

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Panther Graphics adds printing press (access required)

Rochester’s 10th largest commercial printer is growing. Panther Graphics Inc. has added a new offset printing press at its Central Avenue facility, adding 10 jobs in the process. The printing solutions manufacturer will receive up to $150,000 from Empire State ...

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Four regions of New York submit proposals for Amazon headquarters (access required)

Four regions across New York have submitted proposals to house Amazon.com Inc.’s second headquarters, including a joint bid from the Buffalo-Rochester Metro Corridor, officials said Thursday. New York City, Albany and Syracuse also submitted proposals for the $5 billion investment ...

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RIT incubator’s new graduates mean new ideas, new jobs (access required)

As a sales representative for artificial knee joints, Robert Turbett spent more than 20 years observing operations. He couldn’t help noticing the lengthy and cumbersome preparations surgical staff made unwrapping trays of sterilized instruments. The procedure could involve three people ...

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Imagine Monroe approves two projects (access required)

Imagine Monroe, formerly the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency, has approved assistance for two local economic development projects. The two projects include a $1.28 million addition by Gallina Development Corp. to a building it leases to Transcat Inc., and ...

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