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economic development

Jul 14, 2022

Golisano’s Grand Oaks Capital committed to funding promising WNY businesses

Tom Golisano has worked with a lot of aspiring entrepreneurs over the years, and he likes to see them succeed.

Jul 8, 2022

Corning announces $139 million expansion project at two sites in Monroe County 

Corning Inc. is planning a $139 million expansion to its facilities in Fairport and Gates to address the growing demand in the semiconductor market. 

Jul 7, 2022

Amazon delays Gates opening; may abandon plans for Ogden

An anticipated third quarter opening of the celebrated $412 million Amazon fulfillment center in Gates has been pushed back until at least early next year.

Jun 29, 2022

Grant funding boosts pandemic recovery for Perinton small businesses

More than four dozen small businesses shared in $200,000 in awards from the town of Perinton's Recovery Grant Program, which assisted small businesses with expenses and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jun 28, 2022

New York Bus Sales breaks ground on $4.5 million facility in Batavia  

New York Bus Sales broke ground this week on a $4.5 million multi-use 20,000- square-foot facility in the town of Batavia.  

Jun 27, 2022

Monroe County small business may be eligible for forgivable loans

Small business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for up to $25,000 in forgivable working-capital loans through a new program announced today by Monroe County.

Jun 15, 2022

County’s RETAIN program provides job incentive to college graduates

Monroe County will offer a retention bonus after one year of employment in specified industries.

Jun 15, 2022

Genesee Co-op FCU awarded $2 million investment from US Department of Treasury 

Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union has received a $2 million secondary capital investment from the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Emergency Capital Investment Program. 

Jun 14, 2022

County issues RFP for use of ARPA funding

Monroe County has issued a request for proposals from community organizations that will use American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to bring about positive change in high-priority areas.

Jun 8, 2022

Brooks to succeed Zimmer-Meyer as president/CEO of RDDC

Galin Brooks has been named new president and CEO of the Rochester Downtown Development Corp. Brooks will take the reins on June 20. She will succeed Heidi Zimmer-Meyer, who will retire on June 18 after 38 years with the organization, including the past 18 as president. Brooks has served as director of planning and placemaking […]

Jun 8, 2022

Manufacturer expanding site in Rochester, adding up to 100 jobs  

Ocean Insight will invest nearly $1.8 million to expand its location in Rochester and plans to add up to 100 new jobs over the next five years.  

May 23, 2022

$11.4 million FWD Center opens downtown 

State, local and college officials gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center at Monroe Community College's downtown campus.